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Giant rubber duck settles down at Beijing's Summer Palace
Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's 59-foot rubber duck was reinflated Thursday on Beijing's Kunming Lake, within the royal Summer Palace.

The giant duck, who has been making the rounds and settling down in different locations, is part of activities leading up to Beijing Design Week, which runs from Sept. 26 to Oct. 3, although the duck will stay an extra 23 days.

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"It's not just children who like it. The core value of the rubber duck is to bring back childlike innocence to all of us, especially weary adults," said Zeng Hui, deputy head of the Beijing Design Week organizing committee.

"For Beijing, it's good to see an interesting combination of ancient oriental delicacy with western modern simplicity."

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People gather to see a giant Rubber Duck by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijin Hofman at Summer Palace Kunming Lake on September 26, 2013 in Beijing, China. After touring 13 cities in 10 countries, the giant rubber duck will be in at Summer Palace from September 26 to October 26.

(Lintao Zhang - Getty Images)
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People gather to see a giant Rubber Duck by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijin Hofman at Summer Palace Kunming Lake on September 26, 2013 in Beijing, China. After touring 13 cities in 10 countries, the giant rubber duck will be in at Summer Palace from September 26 to October 26.

(Lintao Zhang - Getty Images)
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An 18-meter high rubber duck sits in the Summer Palace Kunming Lake on September 26, 2013 in Beijing, China. After touring 13 cities in 10 countries, the giant rubber duck designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman will be in at Summer Palace from September 26 to October 26.

(Lintao Zhang - Getty Images)
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An 18-meter high rubber duck sits in the Summer Palace Kunming Lake on September 26, 2013 in Beijing, China. After touring 13 cities in 10 countries, the giant rubber duck designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman will be in at Summer Palace from September 26 to October 26.

(Lintao Zhang - Getty Images)
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A woman poses for photos holding a toy rubber duck in front of an 18-meter high rubber duck sits in the Summer Palace Kunming Lake on September 26, 2013 in Beijing, China. After touring 13 cities in 10 countries, the giant rubber duck designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman will be in at Summer Palace from September 26 to October 26.

(Lintao Zhang - Getty Images)
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People gather to see a giant Rubber Duck by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijin Hofman at Summer Palace Kunming Lake on September 26, 2013 in Beijing, China. After touring 13 cities in 10 countries, the giant rubber duck will be in at Summer Palace from September 26 to October 26.

(Lintao Zhang - Getty Images)
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An 18-meter high rubber duck sits in the Summer Palace Kunming Lake on September 26, 2013 in Beijing, China. After touring 13 cities in 10 countries, the giant rubber duck designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman will be in at Summer Palace from September 26 to October 26.

(Lintao Zhang - Getty Images)
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An 18-meter high rubber duck sits in the Summer Palace Kunming Lake on September 26, 2013 in Beijing, China. After touring 13 cities in 10 countries, the giant rubber duck designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman will be in at Summer Palace from September 26 to October 26.

(Lintao Zhang - Getty Images)
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An 18-meter high rubber duck designed by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman is on display at the Summer Palace on September 26, 2013 in Beijing, China. The giant, inflatable rubber duck will be in the Summer Palace from September 26 to October 26.

(ChinaFotoPress - Getty Images)
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People gather to see a giant Rubber Duck by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijin Hofman at Summer Palace Kunming Lake on September 26, 2013 in Beijing, China. After touring 13 cities in 10 countries, the giant rubber duck will be in at Summer Palace from September 26 to October 26.

(Lintao Zhang - Getty Images)
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