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Visitors were allowed a close-up look Wednesday at a giant puppet of a grandmother sleeping on a bed inside St George's Hall in Liverpool, northern England. The grandmother is one of two giant puppets from the French street theater company Royal de Luxe that will perform for "Memories of August 1914," an event to mark the centenary of the start of World War I. The grandmother will sleep in the hall for two days and when she awakes she will tour the city with the "Little Girl Giant" and her dog Xolo, telling the story of life leading up to World War I.

NIGEL RODDIS / Reuters