A giant statue from Chile's Easter Island was unveiled in Tokyo Wednesday before it is erected in a small tsunami-devastated northeastern Japanese town as a symbol of recovery.
Minamisanriku mayor Jin Sato (left) joins hands with Japan-Chile Economic Committee chairman Mikio Sasaki (centre) and Chilean ambassador Patricio Torres as they pose for a photograph in front of the new "Moai" statue during its preview in Tokyo, on March 20, 2013. A giant statue from Chile's Easter Island has been unveiled in Tokyo before it is erected in Minami Sanriku as a symbol of recovery.
The three-metre (9.8-foot) Moai statue is a gift from Chile, which pledged to supply a new statue to the fishing community of Minami Sanriku after the town's original was destroyed in the March 2011 quake and tsunami.
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