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Brazilian Christ turns pink

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By Euronews  with Reuters
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Brazilian Christ turns pink

Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue is being lit in bright pink throughout October to raise awareness for breast cancer.

The event is the idea of two non-profit organisations to raise awareness for people to take regular checkups for early detection and treatment.

The groups the Fundacao Laco Rosa (Pink Loop Foundation) and Americas Amigas (American Friends) hope that thousands of people would look up and see the landmark statue lit in the bright pink colour that has long been associated with breast cancer awareness campaigns.