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The Netherlands: Water colors

In this Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 photo, people look at a light sculpture called, "House of Cards," by OGE Creative Group, from Israel, near Central Station in Amsterdam. The sculpture is a playful part of the Amsterdam Light Festival which opened Nov. 27, 2014, with the aim of bringing a little illumination and color into the gloomy days and nights of winter that are settling over the Dutch capital. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
In this Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 photo, people look at a light sculpture called, "House of Cards," by OGE Creative Group, from Israel, near Central Station in Amsterdam. The sculpture is a playful part of the Amsterdam Light Festival which opened Nov. 27, 2014, with the aim of bringing a little illumination and color into the gloomy days and nights of winter that are settling over the Dutch capital. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong) AP

The Amsterdam Light Festival has opened with the aim of bringing a little illumination and color into the gloomy days and nights of winter that are settling over the Dutch capital. In a giant open-air exhibition that lasts until Jan. 18, the waterways and web of canals that make up the historic heart of Amsterdam form a backdrop for dozens of works of art, ranging from a huge glowing origami-style boat to a sphere of lights that changes color according to the mood of the city, gauged, its creators say, by online posts. There are two ways to see the festival: on foot or a canal cruise. This year is the third edition of the light festival.

Details: http://www.amsterdamlightfestival.com.

Associated Press

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