Onlookers check out a 15.5 ton sand sculpture of President Barack Obama created by VisitMyrtleBeach.com Saturday, September 1, 2012 in Charlotte, NC ahead of the Democratic National Convention. The ... more 
Onlookers check out a 15.5 ton sand sculpture of President Barack Obama created by VisitMyrtleBeach.com Saturday, September 1, 2012 in Charlotte, NC ahead of the Democratic National Convention. The sculpture, made from South Carolina sand, took five artists three days to complete. Myrtle Beach is located 175 miles from Charlotte and is widely considered to be the Carolina's favorite and most popular beach destination. (Jason E. Miczek/AP Images for VisitMyrtleBeach.com) less 
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Associated Press
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 1:30 PM EDT