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What statue overlooks Rio de Janeiro

The 100-foot-high (30.5-meter-high) statue of “Christ the Redeemer” stands, arms outstretched, over the city of Rio de Janeiro. The statue of Jesus Christ, with its base on top of Corcovado Mountain at 2,340 feet (713 meters), was built in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Brazilian independence.


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