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New Seven Wonders in 360: Christ the Redeemer

A colossal statue of Jesus Christ on top of Mount Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro.
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Rio de Janeiro, which has been getting lit up with lightning storms this week, just got hit with another one and this one hit the big guy: Rio's 125-foot tall Christ the Redeemer statue. A lightning bolt struck the Jesus Christ stat...

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Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue turns 80

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Christ the Redeemer, a giant statue ranked among the New Seven Wonders of the World, was unveiled in a solemn ceremony on Oct. 12, 1931. It has now become a symbol of Rio de Janeiro and all of Brazil.

Lightning Struck Rio's Jesus Christ Statue And Broke Off His Fingers

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo Australia

Rio de Janeiro, which has been getting lit up with lightning storms this week, just got hit with another one — and this one struck the city’s famous 38.1m tall Christ the Redeemer statue on top of the Corcovado mountain. A lightning...

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South America, Brazil One can't visit the country of Brazil without going to see the enormous statue of Jesus on top of Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro. It's like going to Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower or to Giza without seeing ...

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