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Christ the Redeemer lit up ahead of Rio Olympics

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 00:31

Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer statue glows green and yellow as Brazil marks 100 days to the start of the Olympic Games. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). Rio de Janeiro's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue was bathed in green and yellow on Wednesday to mark 100 days to the opening ceremony of the city's Olympic Games. Reports said hundreds of LED projectors were used to change the 98-foot statue's appearance from its usual white glow to a more patriotic blend of colours. The Rio Olympics kicks off on August 5 and wraps up on August 21, but political factors are threatening to overshadow the Games. President Dilma Rousseff is facing impeachment, the country is embroiled in a major corruption scandal and the region's largest nation is grappling with severe recession. .

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Christ the Redeemer lit up ahead of Rio Olympics

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 00:31