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Last Updated: Thursday September 04 2008 06:37 GMT

In pictures: Giant spider attacks Liverpool

A mechanical spider in Liverpool

Arrgh! Liverpool is under attack! What's that fearsome creature climbing a building in the city?

A mechanical spider in Liverpool

It's a giant spider! And it looks like it's searching for lunch...

A mechanical spider in Liverpool

Phew! A closer look shows that it's really a mechanical spider hanging on a building. The spider is about 20 metres across and about 15 metres high.

A mechanical spider in Liverpool

It's actually a piece of art, and is part of the 2008 European Capital of Culture, which is Liverpool.

A mechanical spider in Liverpool

People in the city may spot it scuttling around later, as it can move. 12 people attach themselves to it, and they'll be taking it for a walk around the streets.