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Los Angeles port welcomes massive rubber duck

Published:   |   Updated: August 20, 2014 at 08:17 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Port of Los Angeles is welcoming an unusual visitor the world's biggest bath toy.

A 60-foot-tall rubber duck sailed into port Wednesday to kick off the Tall Ships Festival LA. It will remain in the harbor through Sunday.

Dutch artist Florentijn (FLOR'-ihn-tyn) Hofman debuted the duck in 2007 and versions of it have been seen around the world in places including China, Hong Kong and New Zealand.

A festival spokesman says the duck is just one of the features of the weeklong event that comes to LA every three years.

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