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Christ The Redeemer At Sunset, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Christ The Redeemer At Sunset, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Known places)

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Christ the Redeemer (Portuguese: O Cristo Redentor, formerly Portuguese: Christo redemptor) is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world. The statue is 39.6 metres (130 ft) tall, including its 9.5 meter (31 feet) 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. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, and was constructed between 1922 (97 years ago) and 1931 (88 years ago).

In Popular Culture
In the 2009 (10 years ago) science fiction film, 2012 (7 years ago), the statue is seen in news footage being destroyed by a massive earthquake.
In World of Warcraft (20 pics), there is a similar statue in Booty Bay that can be seen when arriving/leaving on a ship.
In the 2009 (10 years ago) video game Call Of Duty (3 pics): Modern Warfare 2 (10 pics), the statue can be seen during the Rio de Janeiro levels.


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