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World’s Largest Rubber Ducky Makes Its American Debut In Pittsburgh

QUACK QUACK! The giant 40-foot tall floating art installation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman has finally arrived in America.

1. Here it is! The giant ducky was towed down the Ohio River where it reached Pittsburgh Friday.

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2. It floated past downtown, dwarfing boats.

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3. Look at it wade past Heinz Field.

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4. Hello!

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5. Spectators lined the banks of the river to welcome the big guy.

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6. And a few standup paddle boarders even came to greet the giant ducky in its North American debut.

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7. The duck is expected to remain in Pittsburgh until Oct. 20. Previously, it visited Beijing’s Summer Palace.

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8. Taiwan’s port of Kaohsiung.

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9. … Where it was greeted by dancers dressed as ducks.

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10. Hong Kong.

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11. And down under in Sydney

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Jon Passantino is a deputy news director for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.
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