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Ballad of Narayama

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"The most beautiful thing I've ever seen"

Of all the hundreds of links I've tweeted, none has been received with as much enthusiasm and as many re-tweets as this one, showing Kseniya Simonova, the 2009 winner of "Ukraine's Got Talent."

Some of the RT comments:

Sand Animation is not even something I knew existed, but it's AWESOME; 8 minutos sublimes; Saw it, people cried; Vale twittar de novo; Uma das coisas mais inesperadas q eu vi este ano; mindblowing & inspiring; There's nothing to describe this. Just click the link; One of the most beautiful things I've ever seen; ウクライナのタレントコンテストらしい; Sério, me emocionei; Artista que faz animação na areia é vencedora do Ukraine's Got Talent e emociona o público; Artista que faz animação na areia é vencedora do Ukraine's Got Talent e emociona o público: Sand Animation (Україна має талант); Meu Deus! ; HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?; World War in sand; This might be the coolest thing I've ever see ; Girl tells about the war with pictures of sand. Please look till the end! This is so beautiful AND emotional! . . . . . .I'd father watch this in Ukranian than "America's Got Talent" in English . . . . .All Ukranians are not equally gifted . .

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