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    A stone sculpture is moved by crane during the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium. It is the fifth such symposium of its kind since 2007. It partners with various communities throughout Downeast and mid-coast Maine to create the sculpture trail of Maine.

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    Seven artists from around the world take part in the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium.

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    Robert Leverich of Washington state uses compressed air to blow dust off a stone sculpture.

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    Stone shavings litter the ground as Roy Patterson of Gray works on a stone sculpture for the town of Harrington.

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    Glenn Swanson of York uses a rock drill to drill pinholes through massive pieces of Maine granite so three pieces can be stacked together while helping artists. Swanson is an intern with the symposium.

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    Chips of rock sit in a wheelbarrow at the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium in Prospect Harbor.

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    Leverich uses a wet grinder to shape his piece of art.

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    Miles Chapin of Maine uses a circular grinder to shape a piece of rock, his hands covered in fine stone powder, as he takes part in the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium.

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    Artist Miles Chapin, left, intern Mark Harrington, and founder and art director Jesse Salisbury, at right, size up a stone sculpture as they attempt to move it with a crane.

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    A crane moves in to hook up to a stone sculpture to move it during the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium.

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    A line of fine white powder is seen along the edge of Robert Leverich's face as he takes a break from working on a stone sculpture. Leverich, an artist from Washington state, is working alongside six other artists from around the world to create stone sculptures for towns along the Maine coast.

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    Matthew Foster works on a stone sculpture for the town of Bucksport during the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium in Prospect Harbor. It is the fifth such symposium of its kind to take place since 2007. It partners with various communities throughout Downeast and midcoast Maine.

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    Laura Ryder of Troy, N.Y., and her son Nicholas Bufi, 7, watch as seven artists from around the world work on sculptures.

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    The legs of Bertha Shortiss hang down off the stone sculpture she works on. Shortiss, who is from Switzerland, is one of seven artists from around the world to take part in the symposium

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    Kyoung-uk Min, of South Korea, and his assistant Shin-Ae Park, at top, work on a stone sculpture as part of the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium in Prospect Harbor. When they are finished there will be a total of 34 sculptures.

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    Seeking shade on a hot day, artists eat and drink while taking a break from stone sculpting.

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