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MUST SEE: Stunning mosaic projected on Buckingham Palace

Posted at 12:12 PM, Apr 20, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-20 12:12:04-04

By Lauren Said-Moorhouse, for CNN

LONDON, England (CNN) - It has been the official home of the British monarchy since 1837. But for the next two nights, Buckingham Palace is being transformed into the canvas for a world record attempt of the biggest ever collaboration of artists into a single art installation.

A majestic mosaic of Queen Elizabeth II projected on to the palace façade is composed of over 200,000 self portraits of children from across the United Kingdom.

The project, Face Britain comes from The Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts.

It aims to provide a platform to celebrate the nation's younger generations in the lead up to this year's Diamond Jubilee and Olympic Games.