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Nicola Wood of the U.K. finishes a sand sculpture titled 'Imperial Guards In Front of The Palace' at Sand Museum located in the Tottori Dune on April 1, 2012 in Tottori, Japan. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)

Sand museum celebrates Olympics

The world's first ever sand museum, located in Tottori, Japan, is focusing it's sand sculpture exhibition on the theme of 'Great Britain' as the nation celebrates it's hosting of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The exhibition is open to the public through Jan. 2013 with sculptors creating structures based on British themes such as the British Empire, Modern London and landmarks of London.