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Painted bodies transformed into art in Venezuela


CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Artists are using paint, ornaments and glitter to transform the human body into artwork at a festival in Venezuela.

The annual World Meeting of Body Art involves body painting, tattoo art, performances and workshops. Participants from 18 countries are sharing their creations at the festival in Caracas.

Participants had their bodies painted in bright hues from orange to lime green. Vines appeared to wind down the shoulders of one woman, and a man posed as a statue with his skin painted to look like marble.

Venezuelan artist Ivan Hernandez Rojas says the "body is a canvas with infinite possibilities."

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APNP-11-20-11 0945CST

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