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Maman - Louise Bourgeois' Giant Spider

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LONDON (Reuters) - A giant spider took up residence on the banks of the River Thames. The nine metre (30 feet) high and wide creature is made of bronze, stainless steel and marble and is the creation of renowned artist Louise Bourgeois. Created in 1999 and named Maman in tribute to the artist's mother, its appearance outside the Tate Modern art gallery is the first time it has been on display outdoors in Britain.

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Taken on October 14, 2007