Rio's Christ Statue Reopens After Restoration

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Brazil's iconic statue of 'Christ the Redeemer' has reopened to the public after undergoing renovations.

The statue that overlooks the city of Rio de Janeiro was covered by scaffolding for nearly six months.

The $3.75 million project involved removing rust and graffiti, covering the statue with weatherproofing resin, and restoring portions damaged by lightning.

The 79-year-old statue was voted one of the seven modern wonders of the world in 2007.

There's still more work to do on the 100-foot monument, which stands atop nearby Corcovado Mountain. But at least tourists and residents can see the statue of Christ spreading his arms over the city once again unencumbered.

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