The art installation called The Fallen, created by Sand In Your Eye, was setup recently on Arromanches Beach, Normandy, France, to depict the bodies of the 9,000 soldiers and civilians who lost their lives during the Allied assault on Nazi-occupied France on June 6, 1944.

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Volunteers use stencils to create silhouettes of The Fallen on Arromanches Beach, Normandy, France.

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Volunteers help create silhouettes for The Fallen exhibition on International Peace Day, Sept. 21, 2013, to honor the sacrifice of thousands of soldiers and civilians who lost their lives during the Allied assault on Normandy's beaches.

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The project named The Fallen is a tribute to civilians, German forces and Allies who lost their lives during Operation Neptune landing on June 6, 1944.

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Andy Moss, left, and Jamie Wardley, are co-artistic directors at Sand In Your Eye, which created The Fallen on location at Arromanches Beach in Normandy, France.

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The Normandy tide washes away The Fallen — to symbolize, artistic director Jamie Wardley said, the deaths and disappearance of the men the silhouettes depict.

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