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Repairs needed for the Redeemer: Photos

Flashes of lightning

Flashes of lightning (© Getty Images: Yasuyoshi Chiba, AFP)
  • Flashes of lightning (© Getty Images: Yasuyoshi Chiba, AFP)
  • Climbing the plinth (© AP Photo: Felipe Dana)
  • Visitors pray (© AP Photo: Felipe Dana)
  • Climbing up (© AP Photo: Felipe Dana)
  • Inspecting the arm (© AP Photo: Felipe Dana)
  • On the arm (© Reuters: Agencia O Dia/Severino Silva)
  • Chipped finger (© AP Photo: Felipe Dana)
  • Inside the head (© AP Photo: Felipe Dana)
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Lightning flashes over the statue of Christ the Redeemer on top of the Corcovado hill in Rio de Janeiro on January 16. Rio's iconic statue suffered damage from lightning strikes after being hit during a powerful electric storm that swept through the region, emitting more than 40,000 lightning strikes throughout the state.

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