Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ on Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city. It is 39.6 metres (130 ft) tall and 30 metres (98 ft) wide. The statue has become an icon of Rio and Brazil. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, and was constructed between 1922 and 1931. Read more on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ_the_Redeemer_%28statue%29)

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Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue on Corcovado Mountain - funicular train base station
Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue on
Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue on Corcovado Mountain - funicular train base station
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Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue on Corcovado Mountain - funicular train
Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue on
Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue on Corcovado Mountain - funicular train
Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue on
Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue on Corcovado Mountain - funicular train
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Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue on Corcovado Mountain - view from funicular train
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Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue on Corcovado Mountain - view of Rio from funicular train
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Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue on Corcovado Mountain - view of Rio from funicular train
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Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue on Corcovado Mountain - elevator shaft up top
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Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue on Corcovado Mountain - elevator to the top
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Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue on Corcovado Mountain - elevator shaft up to the statue
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Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue on Corcovado Mountain - history plaque
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Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue on Corcovado Mountain - view of Rio from the top
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Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue on Corcovado Mountain - view of stadium from the top
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Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue on Corcovado Mountain - view of Rio from the top
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Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue on Corcovado Mountain - view of Rio from the top
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Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue on Corcovado Mountain - escalator the top
Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue on
Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue on Corcovado Mountain - escalator the top
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Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue on Corcovado Mountain
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Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue detail
Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue
Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue
Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue
Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue
Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue
Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue - view of Rio from statue
Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue
Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue - view of Rio
Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue
Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue - view of Rio
Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue
Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue - entry plaza and cafe
Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue
Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue - view of other mountains
Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue
Brazil - Rio - Christo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue - souvenir
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