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Magnifying Mona Lisa's smile!

2009-10-28 13:12:10 GMT2009-10-28 21:12:10 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A boy runs across a giant copy of the Mona Lisa as it is unveiled in Wrexham, north Wales, October 28, 2009. The giant version of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece measuring 17.5 metres across and 50 times bigger than the original, is an attempt to produce the largest ever reproduction of the painting.(Xinhua/AFP Photo)

A giant copy of the Mona Lisa is unveiled in Wrexham, north Wales, October 28, 2009. The giant version of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece measuring 17.5 metres across and 50 times bigger than the original, is an attempt to produce the largest ever reproduction of the painting.(Xinhua/AFP Photo)

A boy runs across a giant copy of the Mona Lisa as it is unveiled in Wrexham, north Wales, October 28, 2009. The giant version of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece measuring 17.5 metres across and 50 times bigger than the original, is an attempt to produce the largest ever reproduction of the painting.(Xinhua/AFP Photo)

BEIJING, Oct. 28(Xinhuanet) -- A Mona Lisa art creation that claimed the largest reproduction in the world of Da Vinci’s masterpiece has been on show at a shopping mall in Wrexham, in the United Kingdom, according to media reports Wednesday.

Dozens of adults from local community groups and youngsters from Wrexham schools colored 82 vinyl tiles to make the paint-by-numbers portrait.

At 17.5m across, and covering 240 sqm, this giant Mona Lisa is some 50 times than the original.

The massive creation is on display on a specially built plinth at the shopping mall and will be used to raise money for the children's hospice charity.

The artwork was put together by artist Katy Webster, who graduated with a first class honours degree in fine art from North Wales School of Art and Design at Wrexham's Glyndwr University in 2009.

Pupils from Victoria Primary School and members of the Haulfan Centre, a community centre for people with disabilities, were involved in the project.

Unlike the original in Louvre Museum, shoppers in Wrexham will be allowed to touch this Mona Lisa portrait.

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