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Christ the Redeemer, Corcovado
Rio de Janeiro

Christ the Redeemer, statue of Jesus Christ on top of the Corcovado Mountain. considered the largest art deco statue in the world.[1] The statue stands 39.6 metres (130 ft) tall, including its 9.5 metres (31 ft) pedestal, and 30 metres (98 ft) wide. It weighs 635 tons (700 short tons), and is located at the peak of the 700 metres (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city. It is one of the tallest of its kind in the world. The statue of Cristo de la Concordia in Cochabamba, Bolivia, is slightly taller, standing at 40.44 metres (132.7 ft) tall with its 6.24 metres (20.5 ft) pedestal and 34.20 metres (112.2 ft) wide. A symbol of Christianity, the statue has become an icon of Rio and Brazil.[2] The statue of Christ the Redeemer is a very important symbol of Brazil's Christianity. [3] It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone. (source: wikipedia)

Copyright: Holger Jung Gercke
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Uploaded: 10/10/2009
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