Having probably given up on the locals at long last, the statue of Jesus Christ overlooking Rio de Janiero was dethroned as the world’s most famous last week.

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Having probably given up on the locals at long last, the statue of Jesus Christ overlooking Rio de Janiero was dethroned as the world’s most famous last week. Thanks to the efforts of one determined priest and after five years of building, the world’s tallest Jesus was unveiled in Swiebodzin, a city of fewer than 22,000 people in western Poland.

Standing at 33 metres, the figure of Christ the King is topped by a three-metre crown made of gilded metal. Swiebodzin’s Jesus weighs over 400 tonnes and its arms span an impressive 24 metres. Situated on an artificial 16 metre-high, hill made of stones and rubble, the monument stands three metres taller than Brazil’s famous Christ the Redeemer statue.

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