Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik today created a huge sculpture of Barack Obama, who was re-elected the US president for the second term, on Odisha's Puri beach.
Pattnaik created a seven-foot high sand sculpture of Obama with a message "Again Congratulations" with the help of students of his Golden Sand Art Institute.
He also created an image of America's national flag.
"I created the sculpture to congratulate Obama for the election victory," Pattnaik said.
The artist, who is well known for his sand sculptures in India and abroad, said he used about eight tonnes of sand.