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Christ the Redeemer Statue a Hit for Rio Visitors

Many Olympic visitors to Rio de Janeiro – including athletes, officials and their families - are in the stunningly beautiful coastal city for the first time in their lives. If there's spare time for sightseeing, a trip to see the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue that overlooks the former Brazilian capital is high on the list of many. The Art Deco statue, made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, has overlooked Rio now for 85 years. "We have 3,000 to 4,000 visitors a day...

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