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Record-setting 3-D street painting unveiled in China

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University students in China created the world's largest 3-D street art as a gift for the Summer Youth Olympic Games. (Source: APTN/CCTV/CBS) University students in China created the world's largest 3-D street art as a gift for the Summer Youth Olympic Games. (Source: APTN/CCTV/CBS)

JIANGSU PROVINCE, CHINA (APTN/CCTV/CBS) - The world's largest and longest 3-D street painting made its debut on Wednesday in Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province.

The 365-meter-long street painting titled "Rhythms of Youth" was presented on a lane on the campus of the Nanjing branch of the Communication University of China (CUCN).

The gigantic anamorphic painting covers an area of more than 2,600 square meters.

Its creators, led by famous Chinese artist Yang Yongchun, were awarded a certificate by Guinness World Records on Tuesday at a ceremony held at the university.

"It took my team more than 20 days to finish the painting on the ground," said Yongchun. "Every day, we worked on it from daybreak when we could barely tell the colors apart until it turned too dark to see anything. We've devoted all of our time, energy and attention to this painting."

Yang said this creation was a gift to the upcoming second Summer Youth Olympic Games scheduled for August 16 through 28 in Nanjing.

The painting factors in the Youth Olympic Games - including the Games' mascot, Lele - and the Nanjing cityscape with an overview of major structures and the Yangtze River running through the city.

The painting stretches out all the way down the lane connecting a major road in the end, and the artists managed to connect the students walking on the campus to the street art.

"We didn't expect there would be so many students walking around there," said Xu Yanting, a student of Yang Yongchun who participated in the painting's creation. "So we've figured out a way to incorporate the pedestrians into our creation. We extended the painting to the busy road over there and combined the reality with the art in this way."

The giant street painting is schedule to stay open to the public for next two months.

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