In Pictures: Politicians get brush-off at sand sculpture festival

Politically themed sculptures have taken pride of place at this year’s Weston Sand Sculpture Festival.

The event at Weston-super-Mare includes giant sand structures carved to represent a dystopian look at topical events under this year’s theme What If?.

One features Prime Minister Theresa May cutting her own head off using a guillotine while US President Donald Trump watches on.

Another includes a sandy blue whale surrounded by plastic rubbish to represent climate change and pollution, while a third is of an obese mermaid holding fast food items.

Weston Sand Sculpture Festival
(Ben Birchall/PA)
Weston Sand Sculpture Festival
(Ben Birchall/PA)
Weston Sand Sculpture Festival
(Ben Birchall/PA)
Weston Sand Sculpture Festival
(Ben Birchall/PA)
Weston Sand Sculpture Festival
(Ben Birchall/PA)
Weston Sand Sculpture Festival
(Ben Birchall/PA)
Weston Sand Sculpture Festival
(Ben Birchall/PA)
Weston Sand Sculpture Festival
(Ben Birchall/PA)
Weston Sand Sculpture Festival
(Ben Birchall/PA)
Weston Sand Sculpture Festival
(Ben Birchall/PA)
Weston Sand Sculpture Festival
(Ben Birchall/PA)
Weston Sand Sculpture Festival
(Ben Birchall/PA)
Weston Sand Sculpture Festival
(Ben Birchall/PA)
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