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London Polar Bear Sculpture Stranded On The Thames (SLIDESHOW)

First Posted: 02/27/09 05:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:00 PM ET

A new sculpture floating in the Thames River is catching eyes and raising awareness of melting ice caps. The sculpture, a realistic-looking polar bear stranded on an iceberg in the Thames, reminds onlookers that there are already victims of global warming:

A total of 15 artists spent two months constructing the 20ft by 20ft square structure, which was launched at 6:30am before travelling up the Thames, stopping beside Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament. The structure weighing, 1.5 tonnes, was winched into place.


The event coincides with the Eden Channel's Fragile Earth series, presented by Sir David Attenborough.

Here are some images of the sculpture:

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Filed by Dave Burdick  |