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Carpenters build Hungarian village on DC Mall

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Photo -   In this July 3, 2013 photo, Hungarians, from left, Andre Csaba and Lorand Bodor, lead festival visitors in dancing the Hejsza, a Hungarian folk dance, in the Dance Barn, at the 47th annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington. Hungarian structures are part of the "Hungarian Roots to Revival" program in this year's Smithsonian Folklife Festival _ and a personal thrill for the team of carpenters from Hungary who arrived a month prior to the festival to construct the 23-foot Peacock Tower, the Dance Barn and other buildings. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
In this July 3, 2013 photo, Hungarians, from left, Andre Csaba and Lorand Bodor, lead festival visitors in dancing the Hejsza, a Hungarian folk dance, in the Dance Barn, at the 47th annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington. Hungarian structures are part of the "Hungarian Roots to Revival" program in this year's Smithsonian Folklife Festival _ and a personal thrill for the team of carpenters from Hungary who arrived a month prior to the festival to construct the 23-foot Peacock Tower, the Dance Barn and other buildings. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A team of carpenters has turned part of the National Mall into a traditional Hungarian village for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

An award-winning Hungarian architect designed the buildings for this year's "Hungarian Roots to Revival" program, combining features from traditional Hungarian styles and more modern American structures.

A 14th-generation family furniture-maker from Transylvania who helped build the village says the buildings "give you the feeling of what it is like in Hungary."

Bringing craftsmen from their native countries to build structures for the annual festival in Washington has been done before, but not to this scale.

Coordinators expect more than 1 million people will attend the festival. It runs through Sunday.

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