Illuminated Christ the Redeemer seen for miles

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (NBC/APTN VIA EBU) — Rio’s most famous landmark was lit in green for St. Patrick’s Day.

Christ the Redeemer was illuminated in green and could be seen from miles away as night fell.

The statue stands nearly 100 feet on top of the Corcovado Mountain.

The statue is as part of worldwide celebrations for the Irish saint. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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