In Pictures: Greenpeace sends a huge marionette polar bear across the streets of London, complete with 20 puppeteers and vocals from Portishead's Beth Gibbons...
3,000 supporters accompanied a giant polar bear, named Aurora, across London in a demonstration on Sunday against oil and gas drilling in the arctic© Kristian Buus / Greenpeace
The parade, commissioned by Greenpeace, saw the 41 foot-long, three-tonne polar bear travel along the south side of the River Thames© Kristian Buus / Greenpeace
The parade passed the London Eye before emitting an epic roar featuring vocals from Beth Gibbons of Portishead© Kristian Buus / Greenpeace
A team of 20 puppeteers including artists from West End hit War Horse helped bring the fully-articulated giant marionette to life© Kristian Buus / Greenpeace
Dozens of haulers took it in turns to pull Aurora forward, lumbering with a bear-like curved gait© Kristian Buus / Greenpeace
Children and adults watched the bear nod her head, move her jaws and twitch her nose© Kristian Buus / Greenpeace
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