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IRVINE, Calif. - Walk into the massive air hangar and the first thing you notice is an oppressive darkness broken only by a tiny beam of light from a gumball-sized hole in the wall.

Then, slowly, an upside-down image emerges on the opposite wall that is startling in its clarity — a dilapidated air traffic control tower, an overgrown runway and palm trees clustered amid rolling hills.

Once home to roaring fighter jets, this decommissioned Marine Corps hangar is now the world's largest camera poised to take the world's largest picture.

If all goes well, within days the hangar-turned-camera will record a panoramic image of what's on the other side of the door using the centuries-old principle of "camera obscura."

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They're making the worlds biggest camera and the worlds largest photo, in a massive decommissioned Marine Corps hangar. This is being done so you can actually be inside the camera. The guinness book of world records created two new categories for this project.

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By YCON: posted on 15-6-2006

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