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In pictures: Dutchman builds life-sized replica of Noah's Ark

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A general view of the Noah's Ark replica as it was being built in March 31, 2006. The ark was built by Johan Huibers as a testament to his faith in the bible. His ark is constructed with American cedar and Norwegian pine. REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters

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Johan Huibers, left, and his son Roy, right, pose in front of his ark in Schagen, the Netherlands, Friday, March 3, 2006. His ark measures roughly 13.5 meters high, 9.5 meters wide and 70 meter long.

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Roy Huibers walks on the ark of his father Johan in Schagen, the Netherlands, Friday, March 3, 2006

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Johan Huibers poses for a portrait in front of the finished full scale replica of Noah’s Ark in Dordrecht, Netherlands, Monday Dec. 10, 2012. The Ark opened its doors in the Netherlands after receiving permission to receive up to 3,000 visitors per day. For those who aren't familiar with the Biblical story, God ordered Noah to build a boat massive enough to save animals and humanity while God destroyed the rest of the earth in an enormous flood.

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Johan Huibers, bottom right, poses with a stuffed tiger in front of the full scale replica of Noahs Ark in Dordrecht, Netherlands, Monday Dec. 10, 2012.

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