Cristo Redentor is a 98 foot tall statue of Jesus Christ which stands on a 26 foot pedestal on top of Corcovado Mountain. Weighing 635 tonnes, the statue was constructed between 1922 and 1931 after the Catholic Circle of Rio (a religious group) proposed the idea and collected donations to have the structure erected as a symbol of peace

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Cristo Redentor is a 98 foot tall statue of Jesus Christ which stands on a 26 foot pedestal on top of Corcovado Mountain. Weighing 635 tonnes, the statue was constructed between 1922 and 1931 after the Catholic Circle of Rio (a religious group) proposed the idea and collected donations to have the structure erected as a symbol of peace
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