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Liverpool Giants: Marionettes leave the city after parade

Three giant marionettes have finished three days of travelling around Liverpool to commemorate the outbreak of World War One.

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Image caption Liverpool City Council said the Memories of August 1914 event was watched by a million people
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Image caption On Saturday, spectators watched as the Little Girl Giant and Grandmother Giant embraced and shared a dance at Clarence Dock
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Image caption The Giants shared stories of people who signed up with the Liverpool Pals during World War One
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Image caption Merseyside Police said no arrests were made during the event
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Image caption The route took in many of Liverpool's most famous landmarks, including the Liver Building
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Image caption Royal de Luxe, the French street theatre company behind the event, was founded in 1979 by Jean-Luc Courcoult
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Image caption Xolo, a 9ft dog, accompanied Little Girl Giant marionette as she made her way around the city centre
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Image caption The marionette operators, or Lilliputians as they are called, helped Grandmother Giant "drink" whisky from a huge hipflask in Newsham Park
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Image caption Many people watched from first and second storey windows to get an eye-level view of the 25ft tall Grandmother Giant
Image caption The marionettes ended the parade by leaving Liverpool by boat on the Mersey

BBC News Online followed the giants through Liverpool with live text coverage, pictures and video of events. For more details, visit the BBC's dedicated Liverpool Giants page.

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