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Lightning Strikes Christ The Redeemer Statue And Breaks Off Its Finger

A nasty thunderstorm Thursday damaged the famous statue and knocked out power in several Rio de Janeiro neighborhoods.

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Lightning struck the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro Thursday, and broke off a finger from the statue's right hand, Father Omar Raposo told Globo Radio.

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