Giant John Paul II statue unveiled

A children's choir takes part in the unveiling ceremony of the statue of the late Pope John Paul II in Czestochowa, Poland, on Saturday, April 13, 2013. Archbishop Waclaw Depo unveiled the 13.8-meter (45.3-foot) white fiberglass figure that was funded by a businessman, Leszek Lyson, in gratitude for what he believes was an intervention by the late pontiff in saving his drowning son. At right is a small replica statue. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

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A giant statue of the late Pope John Paul II was unveiled this weekend, in Czestochowa, Poland. The 45 ft. white fiberglass figure towers over the southern city, home to Poland's most important Catholic pilgrimage site, Jasna Gora. The pontiff appears smiling and stretching his arms to the world.

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