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Published: Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, 8:42 p.m.

Hundreds of people gathered Sunday at Point State Park for one last opportunity to visit the giant rubber duck, a public art installation that floated on the Allegheny River for the past month.

Some lined up to snap pouty-face photos as others created their own unique twist on the duck self portrait. Some gestured hugs, others pointed. Everyone smiled. Strangers passed phones and other devices back and forth snapping photos and video of the duck as people unintentionally photo bombed each other in the huge crowd.

Claudia Osorno, 31, and Julio Perez, 32, of Downtown sat on the steps sharing ear buds as they Skyped with friends from Boston.

Tia Binion of McKees Rocks brought her sons Anthony Binion, 5, and Tyler Binion, 3, to pose for photographs together in their Mario Brothers Halloween costumes.

Many people brought dogs. Some posed with poodles dressed in Steelers jerseys. Bonnie Mahnick and her mother Debbie Mahnick brought their dalmatian Daisy, collie Fury and husky Lucky.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust planned to take down the duck late Sunday, clean it and store it.

 

 
 


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