Repairs begin on Rio statue hit by lightning

Jan 22, 2014, 12:36 AM EST
An aerial view of the Christ The Redeemer statue.
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Repair work has begun on Brazil's Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro after lightning strikes damaged two fingers and the statue's head. On Tuesday workers examined the 38m (125ft) statue, which is prominently located on top of a mountain. Officials later said it would take about four months to repair. The statue will remain open throughout the work.
Background:
Repairs begin on iconic Rio Christ the Redeemer statue [BBC]
Lightning chips fingers, head of Rio’s Christ statue [Las Vegas Review-Journal]
Photos: Small repair to Rio's giant statue of Jesus is an extreme task [Business Insider]

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