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Roots in Mexico City run deep

Eduardo Verdugo / AP

A segment of Mexican artist Rivelino's new installation, "Raices" or "Roots" reaches to the top of the Corpus Christi ex-convent in Mexico City.

"Raices," or "Roots," is a new public exhibit by Mexican artist Rivelino, designed to provoke reflection about Mexico's past.

Collectively weighing about 28 metric tons, and extending three-quarters of a mile (1.2 kilometers) in length, the roots are manufactured with an interior of steel and covered in polyurethane and fiberglass.

The exhibit was inaugurated Wednesday night and will be on display through the end of February at 14 historic sites around the city including the Palacio de Bellas Artes, or Fine Arts Palace, and the National Museum of Art.

- Associated Press

Eduardo Verdugo / AP

Volunteers ascend the steps of Tlatelolco Plaza of the Three Cultures carrying a segment of Mexican artist Rivelino's new installation, "Raices" or "Roots, in Mexico City.