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Yes, That's a Giant Toddler Peering Over Border Wall

French artist JR erects giant photo in Tecate, Mexico
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 9, 2017 6:17 AM CDT

(Newser) – President Trump's DACA decision isn't the only thing causing a stir about immigration. A French artist known as JR has erected a giant photo of a toddler so that it appears the boy is peering over a border wall in Tecate, Mexico, toward the US side. And it's already drawing crowds on both sides of the border, along with plenty of selfies, reports the AP. No wonder: The kid is 65 feet tall. The photo is set up on scaffolding, as this image from the Mexican side shows.

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JR, who usually puts his artwork on walls instead of over them, tells NPR that the inspiration for this one came during a dream one night. He envisioned a young kid looking over the wall, as if from a crib, and woke wondering, "What is he thinking?" While scouting for places to put up the project, he struck up a conversation with a Mexican woman at her home in Tecate. "There was a little kid looking at us the whole time with two hands on the side of his crib looking at us, and I was like, 'Damn he looks exactly like that kid I dreamed of.'" The image is expected to be in place for about a month. (Read more US-Mexico border stories.)

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