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Restoring Brazil's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue

Architect Cristina Ventura, who is in charge of the Christ the Redeemer statue restoration, checks the statue's arm as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Architect Cristina Ventura, who is in charge of the Christ the Redeemer statue restoration, checks the statue's arm as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Architect Cristina Ventura, who is in charge of the Christ the Redeemer statue restoration, checks the statue's arm as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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The Christ the Redeemer statue is seen during its restoration as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

The Christ the Redeemer statue is seen during its restoration as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

The Christ the Redeemer statue is seen during its restoration as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Workers climb the Christ the Redeemer statue for restoration, as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Workers climb the Christ the Redeemer statue for restoration, as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Workers climb the Christ the Redeemer statue for restoration, as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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The Christ the Redeemer statue is seen during its restoration as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

The Christ the Redeemer statue is seen during its restoration as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

The Christ the Redeemer statue is seen during its restoration as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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A worker prepares to climb the Christ the Redeemer statue for restoration, as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A worker prepares to climb the Christ the Redeemer statue for restoration, as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A worker prepares to climb the Christ the Redeemer statue for restoration, as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Architect Cristina Ventura, who is in charge of the Christ the Redeemer statue restoration, checks the statue's arm as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary of the Christ this year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Architect Cristina Ventura, who is in charge of the Christ the Redeemer statue restoration, checks the statue's arm as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary of the Christ this year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar...more

Architect Cristina Ventura, who is in charge of the Christ the Redeemer statue restoration, checks the statue's arm as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary of the Christ this year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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The Christ the Redeemer statue is seen during its restoration as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

The Christ the Redeemer statue is seen during its restoration as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

The Christ the Redeemer statue is seen during its restoration as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Workers climb the Christ the Redeemer statue as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Workers climb the Christ the Redeemer statue as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Workers climb the Christ the Redeemer statue as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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People visit the Christ the Redeemer statue during the statue's restoration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

People visit the Christ the Redeemer statue during the statue's restoration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

People visit the Christ the Redeemer statue during the statue's restoration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Architect Cristina Ventura, who is in charge of the Christ the Redeemer statue restoration, walks towards the statue as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Architect Cristina Ventura, who is in charge of the Christ the Redeemer statue restoration, walks towards the statue as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Architect Cristina Ventura, who is in charge of the Christ the Redeemer statue restoration, walks towards the statue as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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The Christ the Redeemer statue is seen during its restoration as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

The Christ the Redeemer statue is seen during its restoration as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

The Christ the Redeemer statue is seen during its restoration as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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The Christ the Redeemer statue is seen during its restoration as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

The Christ the Redeemer statue is seen during its restoration as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

The Christ the Redeemer statue is seen during its restoration as work is underway ahead of its 90th anniversary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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