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Brazil: sights to see

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Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer statue is 130 feet tall and stands atop the peak of Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city. Designed by Heitor da Silva Costa and sculpted by Paul Landowski out of reinforced concrete and soapstone, it was constructed between 1922 and 1931.

PHOTO: Felipe Dana/AP/File

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