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The Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony 2012 picture

An inflatable reinterpretation of the iconic sculpture 'Alison Lapper Pregnant', titled 'Breath' took centre stage at the London 2012 Paralympic Games' opening ceremony.

It is a portrait of disabled artist Alison Lapper when she was eight months pregnant. Of the original piece (first exhibited in Trafalgar Square in 2005 - 2007 as the inaugural Fourth Plinth commission) she has said: “I regard it as a modern tribute to femininity, disability and motherhood. It is so rare to see disability in everyday life – let alone naked, pregnant and proud.”

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