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New "Highway Jesus" complete

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MONROE, Ohio (AP) - A giant likeness of Jesus Christ has replaced a similar iconic statue that was destroyed two years ago in a lightning fire in southwest Ohio.

The new 51-foot statue was erected Wednesday at the Solid Rock Church near Monroe. It's visible to drivers along busy Interstate 75. Nicknamed "Hug Me Jesus," the statue depicts a full-bodied Jesus who's standing with open arms.

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