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Video: Giant Puppets Invade Liverpool for 'Sea Odyssey'

Giant marionettes are taking over the streets of Liverpool, England this weekend.

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The giants are animated by handlers from the French street theatre company Royal De Luxe, who like to call themselves Lilliputians. They're in Liverpool for a three-day "performance called Sea Odyssey: The Giant Spectacular".

"Sea Odyssey" is a performance linked to the hundredth anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, which was registered in Liverpool.

It tells the true story of a young girl who sent a letter to her father, who was a steward on the Titanic.

The letter never reached him, and is now displayed in Liverpool's Merseyside Maritime Museum. One of Royal De Luxe's giants, a 30-foot female, plays the role of the girl who wrote the letter.

Lisa Mullins hears about the event from Judith Feather, head of events for Liverpool City Council.

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    Little Girl Giant (Photo: Sea Odyssey - Giant Spectacular)

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    Little Girl Giant (Photo: Sea Odyssey - Giant Spectacular)

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    Little Girl Giant (Photo: Sea Odyssey - Giant Spectacular)