Re­vealed! The world’s tallest statue and Europe’s Cap­i­tal of Cul­ture 2019

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The planet’s tallest statue has been un­veiled, of Sar­dar Val­lab­hb­hai Pa­tel, In­dia’s ‘Man of Iron’, a vi­tal fig­ure in the coun­try’s move to in­de­pen­dence (stat­ue­o­fu­nity.in). To gape at the £340 -mil­lion, bronze-clad Statue of Unity, you’ll need to travel to Gu­jarat in west­ern In­dia, which, among other records, also has the high­est num­ber of ve­gans and the largest salt desert in the world.

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