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Christ the Redeemer

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Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ located in Rio de Janeiro City, Brazil. The statue stands 38 metres (120 ft) tall (including the pedestal), weighs 700 short tons (635 tonnes), and is located at the peak of the 709 metres (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city. It is the tallest of its kind in the world. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone. Its construction lasted about five years and its inauguration happened on October 12th, 1931. It is considered a symbol of Christianity and is considered a very well recognized mark not only of the city but also of the country. It was elected one of the seven wonders of the modern world.