Photo of a huge giant arrangement of oranges transformed into people rowing a boat

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Citrus Celebration

What do you do when life gives you lemons? People in Menton, France, make huge works of art! The town has held an annual lemon festival since the 1930s. This year’s two-week event celebrated the upcoming Olympics in Paris. Visitors came to see parade floats and huge sculptures that highlighted Summer Olympic sports, including rowing. 

To make the colorful creations, workers spent nearly 3,000 hours carefully arranging about 500,000 lemons and oranges.