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GIANT puppets walk through the streets of Liverpool in search of each other

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A giant deep sea diver emerges from the Albert Dock to begin a journey through the streets of Liverpool during the Titanic Sea Odyssey on April 20 in Liverpool, England.

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A giant deep sea diver puppet, part of a street theatre production entitled "Sea Odyssey," walks through the streets in Liverpool, England, on April 20.

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A giant deep sea diver puppet, part of a street theatre production entitled "Sea Odyssey," walks through the streets in Liverpool, England, on April 20.

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Performers stand on the head of a giant deep sea diver puppet as it is lifted out of the Salthouse Dock in Liverpool, northern England on April 20.

 

Two puppets, a man and his niece, will roam through the streets of Liverpool, northern England, and April 20-23 looking for each other during the Sea Odyssey festival. The free event, organized by the French company Royal de Luxe is one of a series of events marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of The Titanic. The liner, registered in Liverpool, sank on its maiden voyage to New York on April 15, 1912.

The tragic tale is about a man who went down with the Titanic. His brother, the giant deep sea diver and uncle of the little giant girl, is on a 100-year quest to find his brother on the ocean floor and lay him to rest. Instead he finds a letter to his brother from his niece, that she wrote three days before the cruise liner hit an iceberg and sank. He vows to return it to the girl and tell her what happened to her father.

The two are reunited at the end of the 23-mile route.

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A giant puppett, the neice in the Sea Odyssey story, is lifted from a boat outside St. George's Hall in Liverpool, England on April 20.

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The little girl giant makes its way through the streets of Liverpool, England on April 20.

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People photograph giant puppets on the streets of Liverpool, England on April 20. French street theatre company Royal De Luxe will be performing the Titanic Sea Odyssey over the next three days.

Massive puppets performed in a street theater event for the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.

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