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A worker walks past near a giant structure mades with lemons and oranges during the 83th Lemon festival in Menton, southeastern France, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. The theme this year is tribute to Italian cinema Cinecitta from Saturday 13th February to Wednesday 2th march. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
A worker walks past house sculptures decorated with oranges and lemons in Menton on the French Riviera on February 11, 2016, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (Lemon Festival). The theme of this 83rd edition, running from February 13 until March 2, 2016, is called 'Cinecitta'. / AFP / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
Men work on an installation decorated with oranges and lemons in Menton on the French Riviera on February 11, 2016, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (Lemon Festival). The theme of this 83rd edition, running from February 13 until March 2, 2016, is called 'Cinecitta'. / AFP / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A giant sculpture decorated with oranges and lemons is pictured in Menton on the French Riviera on February 11, 2016, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (Lemon Festival). The theme of this 83rd edition, running from February 13 until March 2, 2016, is called 'Cinecitta'. / AFP / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
A worker takes photo of giant structure made with lemons and oranges for the italian film "Cleopatra" directed by Piero Pierotti et Victor Tourjansky during the 83th Lemon festival in Menton, southeastern France, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. The theme this year is tribute to Italian cinema Cinecitta from Saturday 13th February to Wednesday 2th march. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
A giant structure mades with lemons and oranges during the 83th Lemon festival in Menton, southeastern France, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. The theme this year is tribute to Italian cinema Cinecitta from Saturday 13th February to Wednesday 2th march. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
A worker sets up a giant structure with lemons and oranges during the 83th Lemon festival in Menton, southeastern France, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. The theme this year is tribute to Italian cinema Cinecitta from Saturday 13th February to Wednesday 2th march. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
Workers set up with lemons and oranges a giant eight for italian movie "Otto e mezzo" directed by Federico Fellini, during the 83th Lemon festival in Menton, southeastern France, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. The theme this year is tribute to Italian cinema Cinecitta from Saturday 13th February to Wednesday 2th march. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
A worker walks past a sculpture decorated with oranges and lemons in Menton on the French Riviera on February 11, 2016, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (Lemon Festival). The theme of this 83rd edition, running from February 13 until March 2, 2016, is called 'Cinecitta'. / AFP / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
Giant sculptures of a gondola and a church decorated with oranges and lemons are pictured in Menton on the French Riviera on February 11, 2016, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (Lemon Festival). The theme of this 83rd edition, running from February 13 until March 2, 2016, is called 'Cinecitta'. / AFP / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
A giant sculpture decorated with oranges and lemons is pictured in Menton on the French Riviera on February 11, 2016, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (Lemon Festival). The theme of this 83rd edition, running from February 13 until March 2, 2016, is called 'Cinecitta'. / AFP / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
A giant sculpture decorated with oranges and lemons is pictured in Menton on the French Riviera on February 11, 2016, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (Lemon Festival). The theme of this 83rd edition, running from February 13 until March 2, 2016, is called 'Cinecitta'. / AFP / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman works on a sculpture decorated with oranges and lemons in Menton on the French Riviera on February 11, 2016, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (Lemon Festival). The theme of this 83rd edition, running from February 13 until March 2, 2016, is called 'Cinecitta'. / AFP / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
A worker walks past house sculptures decorated with oranges and lemons in Menton on the French Riviera on February 11, 2016, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (Lemon Festival). The theme of this 83rd edition, running from February 13 until March 2, 2016, is called 'Cinecitta'. / AFP / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
A man works on an installation decorated with oranges and lemons in Menton on the French Riviera on February 11, 2016, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (Lemon Festival). The theme of this 83rd edition, running from February 13 until March 2, 2016, is called 'Cinecitta'. / AFP / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
A worker sets up a giant sculpture decorated with oranges and lemons during the 83th Lemon festival in Menton, southeastern France, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. The festival will tribute Italian cinema "Cinecitta" from February 13th to March 2nd. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
A giant sculpture decorated with oranges and lemons is pictured in Menton on the French Riviera on February 11, 2016, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (Lemon Festival). The theme of this 83rd edition, running from February 13 until March 2, 2016, is called 'Cinecitta'. / AFP / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers set up with lemons and oranges a giant figure, for the Italian Mario Camerini's "Ulysse" movie, during the 83th Lemon festival in Menton, southeastern France, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. The festival will tribute Italian cinema "Cinecitta" from February 13th to March 2nd. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
Sculptures decorated with oranges and lemons are pictured in Menton on the French Riviera on February 11, 2016, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (Lemon Festival). The theme of this 83rd edition, running from February 13 until March 2, 2016, is called 'Cinecitta'. / AFP / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
A workers puts the final touch on a sculpture decorated with oranges and lemons in Menton on the French Riviera on February 11, 2016, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (Lemon Festival). The theme of this 83rd edition, running from February 13 until March 2, 2016, is called 'Cinecitta'. / AFP / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
A worker sets up with lemons and oranges a giant figure, in reference to the Italian Federico Fellini's "La strada" (The road) movie, during the 83th Lemon festival in Menton, southeastern France, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. The festival will tribute Italian cinema "Cinecitta" from February 13th to March 2nd. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
Workers set up with lemons and oranges a giant eight, in reference to the Italian Federico Fellini's "Otto e mezzo" (Eight and a half) movie, during the 83th Lemon festival in Menton, southeastern France, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. The festival will tribute Italian cinema "Cinecitta" from February 13th to March 2nd. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
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Giant sculptures decorated with oranges and lemons lined the French Riviera in Menton, France this week ahead of the start of the "Fete du Citron," the country's traditional lemon festival.

The theme for this year's festival is inspired by "Cinecitta," the large film studio in Rome that is considered the hub of Italian cinema.

Fete du Citron's 83rd edition runs from from February 13 until March 2, 2016.

Visit the Menton Lemon Festival in France
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