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Christ The Redeemer Gives Us The Finger

from The New York Post

Lightning breaks finger off Rio’s Christ statue


Lightning breaks finger off Rio’s Christ statue

Lightning has broken a finger off the right hand of Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.

Father Omar, rector of the shrine that holds the statue, told the Globo radio station that lightning frequently strikes the nearly 100-foot tall statue, a symbol of Rio that overlooks the Brazilian city from the peak of the Corcovado mountain.

Its right hand had been damaged sometime ago, but the finger finally broke off in a storm late Thursday.

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Posted on January 17, 2014 by Editor

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