Drowning girl statue causes a stir in Spain's Bilbao

This 'Drowning girl' statue is causing a stir in Spain

Location: Bilbao, Spain

The 254 lbs fiberglass figure, titled 'Bihar'

is submerged and uncovered each day

as the tides rise and fall in the River Nervion

Location: Guadalajara, Mexico

The sculpture was created by Mexican artist Ruben Orozco

to encourage debate around sustainability and climate change

(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) BILBAO RESIDENT, MARIA, SAYING:"Before knowing what it meant, I thought that something had happened here to a girl, that it had something to do with a girl and that they wanted to do something in her memory. But today I learnt that it wasn't for that, so I think people can each give their own meaning to it. You could give it a meaning right now, me another. Each person has their own world."

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