Dancers dressed up as ducks celebrate the giant rubber duck in Taiwan

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Rubber duckie, you're the one

Young dancers dressed as ducks perform for people gathering to see Florentijin Hofman's giant "Rubber Duck" installation on Sept. 19 at Glory Pier in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

According to Hofman, "the Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn't discriminate [against] people and doesn't have a political connotation. The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them."

Other works by this quirky Dutch artist include Fat Monkey, a giant monkey made from 10,000 flip-flops, and a giant cuddly toy rabbit called Big Yellow Rabbit.

The enormous inflatable art piece, which has been traveling the world since 2007, will be in Kaohsiung until Oct. 20.

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Giant rubber duck arrives in Taiwan

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