At 149 feet high, the Virgin of the city of Oruro, located on a 12,000-foot mountain top south of La Paz, Bolivia, watches over the region’s inhabitants. The largest statue of the Virgin Mary in the World, it is 22 feet higher than Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue. Known as the Virgen de la Candelaria (Virgin of the Candlemas) or Virgen del Socavón (Virgin of the Mine), it is particularly venerated by the Bolivian miners who ask the mother of God that the area’s mineral wealth does not dry up.
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