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03/26/2013

PHOTOS: From destroyed weapons to musical instruments

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Mexican artist Pedro Reyes holds one of his musical instruments sculpted from recycled guns at the Lisson Gallery on Tuesday in London. Reyes received 6,700 destroyed weapons from the Mexican government from which he sculpted two groups of instruments. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)


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The first, a series titled "Imagine", is an orchestra of 50 instruments, from flutes to string and percussion instruments, designed to be played live. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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The second, "Disarm", is an installation of mechanical musical instruments, which can either be automated or played live by an individual operator using a laptop computer or midi keyboard. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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A guitar made from recycled gun parts is shown at Reyes' "Disarm" exhibition. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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Tom Lamb plays a musical instrument made from recycled gun parts at the Lisson Gallery. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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Musical instruments made from recycled gun parts are played at the Lisson Gallery. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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