Amid Syria's civil war, a 40-foot statue of Jesus rises on mountain top between front lines

November 2, 2013 12:54 PM

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Amid Syria's civil war, a 40-foot statue of Jesus rises on mountain top between front lines

BEIRUT – In the midst of a conflict rife with sectarianism, a giant bronze statue of Jesus has gone up on a Syrian mountain, apparently under cover of a truce among three factions in the country's civil war.

Jesus stands, arms outstretched, on the Cherubim mountain, overlooking a route pilgrims took from Constantinople to Jerusalem in ancient times. The statue is 12.3 meters (40 feet) tall and stands on a base that brings its height to 32 meters (105 feet), organizers of the project estimate.

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