Rio statue bidding to be new wonder - 17 Oct 2006
Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the must-see tourist attractions during holidays in Brazil, has been short listed for inclusion as one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
In total, 21 'wonders' worldwide have been short listed, with the Swiss-based organisation New 7 Wonders carrying out a world poll to determine the seven most popular.
The seven new wonders will be announced on July 7th 2007, with Christ the Redeemer up against competition such as Stonehenge, the Colosseum in Rome, the Great Wall of China and the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Holidays in Brazil are a great way to get close to this magnificent statue, which surely deserves recognition as one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
Standing 38 metres, or 125 feet tall, the statue is located at the peak of the Corcovado mountain, which overlooks the magnificent city.
A nine-hour flight can see you touch down in South America, ready to enjoy the beautiful beaches and sparkling entertainment that characterise holidays in Brazil.
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