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Travel boss Lee Thompson takes the first ever selfie from the very top of Christ The Redeemer statue in Rio De Janeiro ahead of the World Cup. See SWNS story SWSELFIE: A travel company boss has captured the ultimate selfie after photographing himself at the top of Christ the Redeemer. Daring Lee Thompson is one of only a few people who have been lucky enough to climb to the top of the Brazilian landmark. It took the 31-year-old almost half an hour to reach the summit of 130-foot statue, climbing narrow steps where a misplaced move would result in serious injury. But it was all worth it for the Londoner when he poked his head out of the top to be met by the beautiful sight of Rio de Janeiro.