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05/16/2013 05:05 pm ET

Emory University Commencement Video Condenses 7 Hours With Time-lapse Footage

Although it's exciting to welcome graduates entering the real world, a commencement can feel like it lasts forever.

In fact, hours of work go into a commencement. Emory University caught seven hours of footage Monday and created a two minute time-lapse video, aided by remote-operated cameras.

According to Emory's news office, it took an "army-sized" team that began work in January to pull off the celebration of 4,200 graduates.

Watch the time-lapse video above.

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