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Rio's Christ statue damaged by lightning during storm

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The iconic 100 foot tall Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil was damaged by lightning during a storm. Several fingers were blasted off the right hand and early estimates are that it will cost over one million dollars to be repaired.


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