Giant Puppet of Syrian Girl Visits Sights of Paris

A giant puppet, representing a Syrian girl, meandered through the leafy gardens of the Palais Royal in Paris Thursday, to raise awareness of the plight of migrants.

The 3.5-meter-tall puppet, called "Amal," is part of an art project named "The Walk," co-produced by the Good Chance Theater Company and theater producer David Lan.

The puppet, manned by a crew of performers, has been ''walking'' around various cities while on a journey to reach Britain, starting from Gaziantep, a city on the Turkish-Syrian border.

On Thursday, "Amal" visited Paris and the famed Comédie Française and shared the stage with one of the company's actors for a short, improvised sketch.

(AP)

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