The nine-metre tall statue of Jesus Christ carved from white marble, thought to be the biggest of its kind in Africa, is unveiled in Abajah, southeastern Nigeria on Friday. Photo: AFP The nine-metre tall statue of Jesus Christ carved from white marble, thought to be the biggest of its kind in Africa, is unveiled in Abajah, southeastern Nigeria on Friday. Photo: AFP
The nine-metre tall statue of Jesus Christ carved from white marble, thought to be the biggest of its kind in Africa, is unveiled in Abajah, southeastern Nigeria on Friday. Photo: AFP

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The nine-metre tall statue of Jesus Christ carved from white marble, thought to be the biggest of its kind in Africa, is unveiled in Abajah, southeastern Nigeria on Friday. Photo: AFP The nine-metre tall statue of Jesus Christ carved from white marble, thought to be the biggest of its kind in Africa, is unveiled in Abajah, southeastern Nigeria on Friday. Photo: AFP
The nine-metre tall statue of Jesus Christ carved from white marble, thought to be the biggest of its kind in Africa, is unveiled in Abajah, southeastern Nigeria on Friday. Photo: AFP
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