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Friday, 3 May 2013

Hong Kongs giant rubber ducky

A larger-than-life inflatable rubber duck six stories high by conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman sailed into Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor. Since 2007 the art installation has travelled to 13 different cities in nine countries ranging from Brazil to Australia in its journey around the world.

    HONG KONG - MAY 02: Dutch conceptual artist, Florentijin Hofman's Floating duck sculpture called "Spreading Joy Around the World", is moved into Victoria Harbour on May 2, 2013 in Hong Kong. The "Rubber Duck", which is 16.5 meters high, will be in Hong Kong from May 2 to June 9. Since 2007, "Rubber Duck" has been traveling to 10 countries and 12 cities. (Photo by Jessica Hromas/Getty Images)

    HONG KONG - MAY 02: Dutch conceptual artist, Florentijin Hofman's Floating duck sculpture called "Spreading Joy Around the World", is moved into Victoria Harbour on May 2, 2013 in Hong Kong. The "Rubber Duck", which is 16.5 meters high, will be in Hong Kong from May 2 to June 9. Since 2007, "Rubber Duck" has been traveling to 10 countries and 12 cities. (Photo by Jessica Hromas/Getty Images)
  
  Rubber Duck by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman floats at Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour, with the island skyline looms at the background May 2, 2013. The 16.5-meter-high inflatable sculpture, which made its first public appearance in the territory on Thursday, will be shown at the Ocean Terminal for a month. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINAENTERTAINMENT ENVIRONMENT - Tags: SOCIETY CITYSCAPE TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ENTERTAINMENT ENVIRONMENT)

    Students watch as Rubber Duck by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman floats near Ocean Terminal at Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour May 2, 2013. The 16.5-meter-high inflatable sculpture, which made its first public appearance in the territory on Thursday, will be shown at the Ocean Terminal for a month. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)
 
   Bubbles created by a machine fly in front of Rubber Duck by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman at Ocean Terminal at Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour May 2, 2013. The 16.5-meter-high inflatable sculpture, which made its first public appearance in the territory on Thursday, will be shown at the Ocean Terminal for a month. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)
 
   Rubber Duck by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman floats near Ocean Terminal at Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour May 2, 2013. The 16.5-meter-high inflatable sculpture, which made its first public appearance in the territory on Thursday, will be shown at the Ocean Terminal for a month. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ENVIRONMENT)
 
   Rubber Duck by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman floats in front of a hilly skyline at Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour May 2, 2013. The 16.5-meter-high inflatable sculpture, which made its first public appearance in the territory on Thursday, will be shown at the Ocean Terminal for a month. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ENVIRONMENT)
   
 HONG KONG - MAY 02: Dutch conceptual artist, Florentijin Hofman's Floating duck sculpture called "Spreading Joy Around the World", is moved into Victoria Harbour on May 2, 2013 in Hong Kong. The "Rubber Duck", which is 16.5 meters high, will be in Hong Kong from May 2 to June 9. Since 2007, "Rubber Duck" has been traveling to 10 countries and 12 cities. (Photo by Jessica Hromas/Getty Images)
   
 HONG KONG - MAY 02: Dutch conceptual artist, Florentijin Hofman's Floating duck sculpture called "Spreading Joy Around the World", is given a welcome ceremony by the Hong Kong Police band as it is moved to the South Side of Ocean Terminal, Victoria Harbour, on May 2, 2013 in Hong Kong. The "Rubber Duck", which is 16.5 meters high, will be in Hong Kong from May 2 to June 9. Since 2007, "Rubber Duck" has been traveling to 10 countries and 12 cities. (Photo by Jessica Hromas/Getty Images) less
  
  HONG KONG - MAY 02: Dutch conceptual artist, Florentijin Hofman's Floating duck sculpture called "Spreading Joy Around the World", is given a welcome ceremony by the Hong Kong Police band as it is moved to the South Side of Ocean Terminal, Victoria Harbour, on May 2, 2013 in Hong Kong. The "Rubber Duck", which is 16.5 meters high, will be in Hong Kong from May 2 to June 9. Since 2007, "Rubber Duck" has been traveling to 10 countries and 12 cities. (Photo by Jessica Hromas/Getty Images) less
   
 HONG KONG - MAY 02: Dutch conceptual artist, Florentijin Hofman's Floating duck sculpture called "Spreading Joy Around the World" is given a warm welcome by young children from SDM Jazz and Ballet Academie, as it is moved to the South Side of Ocean Terminal, Victoria Harbour on May 2, 2013 in Hong Kong. The "Rubber Duck", which is 16.5 meters high, will be in Hong Kong from May 2 to June 9. Since 2007, "Rubber Duck" has been traveling to 10 countries and 12 cities. (Photo by Jessica Hromas/Getty Images) less
  
  HONG KONG - MAY 02: Dutch conceptual artist, Florentijin Hofman's Floating duck sculpture called "Spreading Joy Around the World", is given a welcome ceremony by the Hong Kong Police band as it is moved to the South Side of Ocean Terminal, Victoria Harbour, on May 2, 2013 in Hong Kong. The "Rubber Duck", which is 16.5 meters high, will be in Hong Kong from May 2 to June 9. Since 2007, "Rubber Duck" has been traveling to 10 countries and 12 cities. (Photo by Jessica Hromas/Getty Images) less

    HONG KONG - MAY 02: Dutch conceptual artist, Florentijin Hofman's Floating duck sculpture called "Spreading Joy Around the World", is given a welcome ceremony by the Hong Kong Police band as it is moved to the South Side of Ocean Terminal, Victoria Harbour, on May 2, 2013 in Hong Kong. The "Rubber Duck", which is 16.5 meters high, will be in Hong Kong from May 2 to June 9. Since 2007, "Rubber Duck" has been traveling to 10 countries and 12 cities. (Photo by Jessica Hromas/Getty Images) less
   

 Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman poses with his Rubber Duck at Ocean Terminal at Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour May 2, 2013. The 16.5-meter-high inflatable sculpture, which made its first public appearance in the territory on Thursday, will be shown at the Ocean Terminal for a month. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)

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