Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Wednesday created on Odisha's Puri beach a huge sculpture of Barack Obama, who was re-elected the US president for the second term.
Pattnaik created a seven-foot high sand sculpture of Obama with a message "Again Congratulations" with the help of the students of his Golden Sand Art Institute.
He also created the image of the US and its national flag.
"I created the sculpture to congratulate Obama for the election victory," Pattnaik told IANS from his hometown Puri, about 56km from here.
The artist, who is well known for his sand sculptures in India and abroad, said he used about eight tonnes of sand.