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Magna Carta is regarded as one of the foundation documents of western democracy, and its 800th birthday is coming up next month. That's what prompted prize-winning artist Cornelia Parker to recruit some famous names, including Edward Snowden, to celebrate the creation of the document in a very unique way. Rather than re-create the original document, Parker decided to go off in a slightly different direction, by hand-stitching a version of the Wikipedia page on the topic. Sorry, what?

Yes, the 13-meter long piece is a faithful recreation of the Wikipedia page on Magna Carta, as it looked at some point in 2014. The majority of the piece was handmade by UK prisoners on rehabilitation programs, but notable names from other fields were asked to contribute as well. In addition to Edward Snowden, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange added words, the latter opting for "freedom" for some reason. Magna Carta (An Embroidery) will be on show at the British Library in London until July 24th, after which point we hope that Parker gets on with a sequel piece recording the arguments buried on the Talk page.

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