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In Pictures: 20 images to mark the Angel of the North’s 20th birthday

The steel figure took two days to erect beside the A1 in Gateshead in 1998.

The Angel of the North is turning 20.

The 200-tonne steel figure, created by Sir Antony Gormley, took two days to erect beside the A1 in Gateshead in 1998 and has become one of Britain’s most recognised pieces of public art.

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Angel of the North 20th anniversary
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Angel of the North 20th anniversary
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Angel of the North 20th anniversary
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Angel of the North 20th anniversary
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Angel of the North 20th anniversary
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Angel of the North 20th anniversary
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Angel of the North 20th anniversary
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Angel of the North 20th anniversary
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Angel of the North 20th anniversary
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Angel of the North 20th anniversary
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Angel of the North 20th anniversary
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Angel of the North 20th anniversary
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Angel of the North 20th anniversary

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