Qatar in biggest ever daytime fireworks show

Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang uses explosives normally used by army as anti-missile decoys to light up the skies.

     

    An art display that is being billed as the biggest ever daytime fireworks show has taken place in Doha, the Qatari capital.

    The event is the latest in a series by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang, the artist who creaked a work for the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics.

    The artist, who is based in New York, has spent nearly two months in Qatar creating a series of works, which use explosives normally used by the military as anti-missile decoys.

    The cost of the display has not been revealed, but it was funded in full by the Qatar Museum Authority.

    Al Jazeera's Joanna Blundell reports from Doha.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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