Brazil statue one of seven new wonders - 10 Jul 2007
A statue in Brazil has been named one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.
Christ the Redeemer was awarded the accolade following an online poll of twenty-one global attractions.
A key landmark for anyone on holiday in Brazil, the thirty-eight-metre-tall statue stands on top of the Corcovado mountain that overlooks Rio de Janeiro.
Created by French sculptor Paul Landowski, the monument was inaugurated in 1931 and is a proud symbol of the country's heritage.
Holidays in Brazil are a must for creative culture-vultures, as the country's atmosphere blends spontaneity with classic charm.
Recently, Sao Paulo Fashion Week showcased the destination's unique character, enacting themes of diversity and environmental awareness through the medium of beautiful clothes.
That's Brazil - surprising, exciting and wondrous.
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