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La Machine: Relive day 1 in videos and pictures

The first day of La Machine in Ottawa was quite the spectacle.

Check out CBC News photos and videos of Kumo's descent from the Notre-Dame Cathedral Thursday

Crowds watch on as Kumo begins his descent from the top of the Notre-Dame Cathedral Thursday night where it had been 'sleeping.' (Matthew Kupfer/CBC)

The first day of La Machine in Ottawa was quite the spectacle.

Watch CBC's Facebook Live video of Kumo descending the Notre-Dame Cathedral on Thursday night, and you can find some pictures below it.

Crowds gathered around Notre-Dame Cathedral on Sussex Drive to await the descent of Kumo, a giant spider, who was set to awaken Thursday night as part of La Machine in Ottawa. (Matthew Kupfer/CBC)
A child looks up at the spider, Kumo, as it begins to be lowered from the roof of the Notre-Dame Cathedral on Thursday night. (Matthew Kupfer/CBC)
The giant spider, Kumo, descends from the Notre-Dame Cathedral Thursday night as it prepares to meet Long Ma, a dragon whose wings it stole. (Matthew Kupfer/CBC)
Kumo, a giant spider, awakened Thursday night and began its descent from the Notre-Dame Cathedral on Sussex Drive. (Matthew Kupfer/CBC)
Kumo, the giant spider, was held up by a crane so it wouldn't damage the roof of the Notre-Dame Cathedral. (Matthew Kupfer/CBC)
As Kumo descended from the cathedral, it showered the crowds with venom (actually water and mist). (Matthew Kupfer/CBC)

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