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'''Crust of the Andes''' is a large monument on top of a mountain overlooking the city of [[Wikipedia:Rio de janeiro|Rio de janeiro]]. It features a giant [[Wikipedia:loaf of bread|loaf of bread]], and was erected as a pun on [[Wikipedia:Sugarloaf|Sugarloaf]], which sits in rio's harbour.
 
'''Crust of the Andes''' is a large monument on top of a mountain overlooking the city of [[Wikipedia:Rio de janeiro|Rio de janeiro]]. It features a giant [[Wikipedia:loaf of bread|loaf of bread]], and was erected as a pun on [[Wikipedia:Sugarloaf|Sugarloaf]], which sits in rio's harbour.
   

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Crust of the Andes is a large monument on top of a mountain overlooking the city of Rio de janeiro. It features a giant loaf of bread, and was erected as a pun on Sugarloaf, which sits in rio's harbour.

Unfortunately, through mistranslation, many people think that the name is actually Christ of the Andes, and, in order to cover up their embarrassment, the Brazilian Tourist Board have created many doctored photographs replacing the loaf with the image of a large statue of Christ overlooking the city. During the tourist season, a cardboard cut-out of Christ is erected around the bread statue to further fool people.

The real statue of Christ that was used for these photos is only eight inches high, and was bought in a gift shop in Sao Paulo for 20 cruzeiros.