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larger than life

A 65-foot portrait of a toddler is sparking immigration debate at the U.S.-Mexico border wall

A French artist known as JR has placed a giant, cut-out mural of a toddler overlooking the U.S.-Mexico border wall near San Diego, California. The image of the little boy is 65 feet tall, and JR says it is meant to provoke conversation about immigration policy.

Visitors have flocked to both sides of the wall to take photos with the installation since it showed up this week; the image will stay in place for one month. "It's larger than life," said one visitor, Elmond Davantes. "It just draws attention to the whole issue in a positive way."