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Satellite Image of Christ the Redeemer, Rio De Janeiro

QuickBird Satellite Image of Christ the Redeemer, Rio De Janeiro

Satellite Image of Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

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QuickBird Satellite Image (0.6m) – Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) a statue of Jesus of Nazareth in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world and the 5th largest statue of Jesus in the world. It is 39.6 metres (130 ft) tall, including its 9.5 metres (31 ft) pedestal, and 30 metres (98 ft) wide. It weighs 635 tonnes (625 long,700 short tons), and is located at the peak of the 700-metre (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city. A symbol of Brazilian Christianity, the statue has become an icon for Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, and was constructed between 1922 and 1931.

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