'All will see his glorious sign': repair-work has begun on the
statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro after its right
thumb was damaged in a lightning-storm last week. Monitors say it
was the fiercest such storm since records began to be made in 1999.
The statue is struck by lightning four or five times a year, on
average. A storm last month also caused damage to the figure's head
and the middle finger of its right hand. The 38-metre-high statue
was erected in 1931