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Mexico City
Built in 2007 outside Mexico City's Metropolitan Cathedral, this statue of John Paul II was created thanks to more than seven million sets of keys donated by locals. Mexican sculptor Francisco Cárdenas Martínez melted the keys and assembled the 10-feet statue outside the very cathedral that John Paul II visited in 1979. The statue symbolizes the love of Mexican people for John Paul II, for the Virgin of Guadalupe and for the millions of locals who donated the keys that made the construction of the statute possible.

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