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Giant puppet embarks on Titanic-inspired odyssey

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The 'Little Girl Giant' marionette makes her way through the streets of Liverpool as the Titanic Sea Odyssey puppet spectacular gets underway on April 20, 2012 in Liverpool, England. Over the next three days French street theater company Royal De Luxe will be performing their Sea Odyssey with the giants coming to life telling a story inspired by the Titanic.

A 30-foot puppet dubbed the 'Little Girl Giant' was carried through the streets of Liverpool on Friday to commemorate the sinking of the Titanic 100 years ago.

The BBC reported that the character was inspired by a letter written by a 10-year-old girl to her father, a steward on the Titanic who did not survive the disaster.

The three-day event will see the marionette making a journey around the English port city on a quest to learn her father's fate.

City official Joe Anderson said "The Titanic will always resonate with Liverpool, particularly as the name of the city was emblazoned on its stern and many of its crew were from the Merseyside area."

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