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This 'Fearless Girl' statue was installed next to Wall Street's famous bull

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WATCH | A group of children huddle around the statue to sing.

"And I know as we conclude this song, we will still be standing strong," the children sang to the tune of "Hallelujah."


Wall Street's statue of a charging bull is iconic. So New Yorkers might have been surprised to see the street look a bit different.

A statue of a girl with her hands proudly on her hips, titled" Fearless Girl" now stands across from the bull. McCan New York and State Street Global Advisors collaborated to get the statue up before International Women's Day on Wednesday, AdWeek reported.

The statue was installed before Tuesday morning and aims to highlight the need for women in business leadership.

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Here's a closer look at the statue.

The sculpture was made by Kristen Visbal. Its covert installation is an homage to the bull itself, which was installed without permission by Arturo Di Modica in 1989. McCann says the girl statue will be on display for at least a week, and is negotiating with New York to keep it up longer.

"Today, we are calling on companies to take concrete steps to increase gender diversity on their boards and have issued clear guidance to help them begin to take action," president and CEO Ron O'Hanley of SSGA said in a statement.

So far, New Yorkers seem to like the new addition.

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