Rio's garbage made into art

Associated Press
Brazilian artist Vik Muniz poses for a photo as he lies on his "Landscape" project that uses waste to recreate the image of Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 16, 2012. Muniz's project recreates city landmarks with recyclable materials donated by the public, who will be able to take their waste to the installation's tent between June 15 and 22, on the sidelines of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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Artist Vik Muniz is turning Rio de Janeiro's trash into a unique portrait of Guanabara Bay in his new "Landscape Project," a meditation on the ever-quickening pace of consumer culture that he is creating on the margins of the United Nations' Rio+20 conference on sustainable development.

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