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A woman looks at the Parthenon Marbles, a collection of stone objects, inscriptions and sculptures, also known as the Elgin Marbles, on show at the British Museum in London October 16, 2014. Hollywood actor George Clooney's new wife, human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney, made an impassioned plea on for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens, in what Greeks hope may inject new energy into their national campaign.

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A woman looks at the Parthenon Marbles, a collection of stone objects, inscriptions and sculptures, also known as the Elgin Marbles, on show at the British Museum in London. Hollywood actor George Clooney’s new wife, human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney, made an impassioned plea on for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens

A child plays among panda sculptures at an installation in Shanghai city, China, 03 June 2014. As many as 100 panda sculptures made of recycled bamboo materials were displayed for citizens at a commercial district in a call for environmental protection.

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A child plays among panda sculptures at an installation in Shanghai, China, on Tuesday. About 100 panda models, made of recycled bamboo, were displayed for citizens at a commercial district to highlight environmental protection issues.

A lighting test is carried out on the Kelpies in Falkirk ahead of their  official opening to the public later this month. Designed by sculptor Andy Scott each of The Kelpies stands up to 30 metres tall and each one weighs over 300 tonnes. They are constructed of structural steel with a stainless steel outer skin, they pay homage to the tradition of working horses of Scotland which used to pull barges along Scotland's canals.  They stand at the entrance to the North Sea at the Forth and Clyde canal.

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A lighting test is carried out on the Kelpies in Falkirk ahead of their official opening to the public later this month. Designed by sculptor Andy Scott each of The Kelpies stands up to 30 metres tall and each one weighs over 300 tonnes.

Matt Isard (left) and Marie Njumba  look up at a pair of 20ft tall topiary sculptures named  Neighbours , made by Shipshape Arts, as they go on display at Victory Park in the East Village neighbourhood   built on the site of the former Olympic and Paralympic Village in east London. The figures depict the scene of two neighbours engaging in conversation over a garden fence and were featured in the Festival of Neighbourhood throughout the summer at the South Bank Centre.

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Matt Isard and Marie Njumba look up at a pair of 20ft topiary sculptures named Neighbours, made by Shipshape Arts, as they go on display at Victory Park in the East Village neighbourhood, built on the site of the former Olympic and Paralympic Village in east London. The figures depict the scene of two neighbours engaging in conversation over a garden fence and were featured in the Festival of Neighbourhood throughout the summer at the South Bank Centre.

Work continues on The Kelpies sculptures at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde canal on October 10, 2013 in Falkirk, Scotland. The two Kelpie heads are positioned at a specially constructed canal lock and basin part of the Helix project, each weighing 300 tonnes and standing 100 feet tall. The structure was designed by sculptor Andy Scott as a monument to horse powered heritage across Central Scotland.

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Work continues on The Kelpies sculptures at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde canal on Wednesday in Falkirk, Scotland. The two Kelpie heads are positioned at a specially constructed canal lock and basin part of the Helix project, each weighing 300 tonnes and standing 100 feet tall. The structure was designed by sculptor Andy Scott as a monument to horse-powered heritage across Central Scotland.

A girl embraces a panda bear sculpture in Berlin August 5, 2013. Marking the 50th anniversary of its existence, on Monday the German branch of the World Wide Fund for Nature  (WWF) environmental conservation organisation placed 1600 panda bear sculptures on front of Berlin's main train station to draw attention to the plight of the endangered species that serves as the NGO's mascot. There are currently 1600 panda bears alive in the wild, the organisation said in a press release.

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To mark its 50th birthday on Monday, the German branch of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) placed 1,600 panda bear sculptures in front of Berlin’s main train station – the number that remain in the wild – to draw attention to the plight of the endangered species that serves as the NGO’s mascot

Giant face sculptures made of tree branches are hung in trees in Holyrood Park outside the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 1, 2013. The giants are part of a Year of Natural Scotland 2013 project, and are created by independent arts company Vision Mechanics. The City of Edinburgh Council and Historic Scotland have partnered to bring these pieces into the city, where they will hang, growing and changing with the seasons.

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Giant face sculptures made of tree branches are hung in trees in Holyrood Park outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. The pieces are part of a Year of Natural Scotland 2013 project, which were created by independent arts company Vision Mechanics. The City of Edinburgh Council and Historic Scotland have brought these pieces into the city, where they will hang, grow and change with the seasons.