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Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:10am EST

1 of 24. A worker inspects the Christ the Redeemer statue which was damaged during lightning storms in Rio de Janeiro January 21, 2014. Lightning strikes damaged the iconic figure's head and its right hand. The statue was hit on January 17 when a powerful electric storm swept through the city emitting more than 40,000 lightning strikes throughout the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Credit: Reuters/Severino Silva/Agencia O Dia

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