Restoration complete for Rio's statue of Christ
June 30, 2010
Restoration work has been completed on the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The 130-foot statue, perched on a mountaintop overlooking the city, had been surrounded by scaffolds during a 4-month restoration project, which repaired damage done by lightning, erosion, and—earlier this year, for the first time since the statue was erected in 1931—vandalism.
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