Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro celebrates Christ the Redeemer statue’s 90th anniversary

The Smoke Squadron of the Brazilian Air Force will make a presentation flying over the monument. The Marine Corps Band will participate musically in the event.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Elected one of the seven wonders of the modern world, Christ the Redeemer celebrates today, October 12, its 90th anniversary as Brazil's most famous image. In 1926, construction began on the 38-meter-high monument atop Corcovado Mountain, 710 meters above sea level. It took five years to complete and was inaugurated on October 12, 1931.

The day of the anniversary of one of the main attractions of the country began today (12) at 7:15 AM, with the Civic Religious Act and the Holy Mass of Thanksgiving for the 90 Years of Christ the . . .

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