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Lightning flashed across the night sky over the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro on Jan. 14, 2014, and photographer Yasuyoshi Chiba captured the dramatic scene. The vivid bolts and glowing statue stand in stark contrast to the dark surroundings.
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The iconic 130-foot statue is located at the top of Corcovado Mountain, 2,300 feet above the Brazilian city.
While the statue wasn't directly hit this time, it hasn't been so lucky in the past. On Feb. 10, 2008, lightning struck the statue, causing damage to the figure's eyebrows and fingers. The statue was restored later that year.
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