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Repairs start on Rio's lightning-hit Christ the Redeemer statue

22 January 2014 Last updated at 19:12 GMT

Repair work has begun on the Christ the Redeemer statue on top of Rio de Janeiro's Mount Corcovado.

Small sections of the famous monument's head and right hand were chipped off in a recent series of lightning strikes.

Bruno Garcez reports.