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Damien Hirst's 'Verity' looks over English seaside harbor

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Contractors move Damien Hirst's bronze sculpture of a pregnant woman into position on the harbor wall in Ilfracombe, England on Oct. 16.

Standing more than 66 feet tall, and weighing more than 55,000 pounds, "Verity", a statue by British artist Damien Hirst was installed on the harbor wall at Ilfracombe in north Devon, South West England. The bronze-clad, sword-wielding statue of a pregnant woman features an anatomical cross-section of her head and body revealing a developing fetus in her stomach.

Hirst states on his website, ‘Verity’ is a modern-day allegory for truth and justice.

The statue's title is from the Italian word for truth and she holds the symbols for justice; a sword and a set of scales.

Hirst has given the statue to the seaside town on a 20-year loan and was erected today by crane onto the pier, according to Getty Images.

Controversy surrounds artist Damien Hirst's bronze statue of a naked pregnant woman with an exposed fetus that stands at the harbor in Ilfracombe, UK. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

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