Fighting In Syria stops (briefly) to erect Jesus statue

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WARRING factions in Syria stopped fighting for three days so a group of Christians could raise a 40-foot bronze statue of Jesus on a Syrian mountain.

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.

The main armed groups in the area — Syrian government forces, rebels and the local militias of Sednaya, the town near the statue site — halted fire while organizers set up the statue, without providing further details.

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