IN PHOTOS: Fairytales Come to Life on an Israeli Beach

Ten artists from around the world will participate in the International Sand Sculpture Festival in Ashkelon in August 18-23

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A sand sculpture by Ilya Filimontsev of Russia is seen during preparations before the opening of the International Sand Sculpture Festival in Ashkelon, Israel August 8, 2019.
A sand sculpture by Ilya Filimontsev of Russia is seen during preparations for the International Sand Sculpture Festival in Ashkelon, Israel August 8, 2019. Credit: \ AMIR COHEN/ REUTERS
A sand sculpture by Montserrat Cuesta and Sergio Ramirez of Spain is seen during preparations before the opening of the International Sand Sculpture Festival in Ashkelon, Israel August 13, 2019.
A sand sculpture by Montserrat Cuesta and Sergio Ramirez of Spain during preparations before the opening of the International Sand Sculpture Festival in Ashkelon, Israel August 13, 2019.Credit: \ AMIR COHEN/ REUTERS
A sand sculpture by Hanneke Supply of Belgium is seen during preparations before the opening of the International Sand Sculpture Festival in Ashkelon, Israel August 8, 2019.
A sand sculpture by Hanneke Supply of Belgium is seen during preparations for the International Sand Sculpture Festival in Ashkelon, Israel August 8, 2019. Credit: \ AMIR COHEN/ REUTERS
Enguerrand David of Belgium and Leonardo Ugolini of Italy work on their fairytale sand sculptures as they prepare before the opening of an International Sand Sculpture Festival in Ashkelon, Israel August 7, 2019.
Enguerrand David of Belgium and Leonardo Ugolini of Italy work on their fairytale sand sculptures.Credit: \ AMIR COHEN/ REUTERS
Ilya Filimontsev of Russia works on his fairytale sand sculptures as he prepares before the opening of the International Sand Sculpture Festival in Ashkelon, Israel August 11, 2019.
Ilya Filimontsev of Russia works on his fairytale sand sculptures as he prepares before the opening of the International Sand Sculpture Festival in Ashkelon, Israel August 11, 2019.Credit: \ AMIR COHEN/ REUTERS
A detail from a fairytale sand sculptures is seen during preparations for the opening of the International Sand Sculpture Festival in Ashkelon, Israel August 8, 2019.
A detail from a fairytale sand sculptures is seen during preparations for the opening of the International Sand Sculpture Festival in Ashkelon, Israel August 8, 2019. Credit: \ AMIR COHEN/ REUTERS
Anique Kuizenga of Indonesia works on her fairytale sand sculptures as she prepares before the opening of the International Sand Sculpture Festival in Ashkelon, Israel August 8, 2019.
Anique Kuizenga of Indonesia works on her fairytale sand sculptures before the opening of the International Sand Sculpture Festival in Ashkelon, Israel August 8, 2019. Credit: \ AMIR COHEN/ REUTERS
Montserrat Cuesta of Spain walks next to her fairytale sand sculpture as she prepares before the opening of the International Sand Sculpture Festival in Ashkelon, Israel August 7, 2019.
Montserrat Cuesta of Spain walks next to her fairytale sand sculpture before the opening of the International Sand Sculpture Festival in Ashkelon, Israel August 7, 2019. Credit: \ AMIR COHEN/ REUTERS

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