A huge statue of Chairman Mao Zedong, 36.6 meters in height, is seen under construction at Zhushigang village in Tongxu County, China, on Jan. 4.
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By Sarah Begley
January 4, 2016

A new photo shows construction of a new statue of Mao Zedong in China’s Tongxu County on Monday, depicting a grand scale project that appears to be nearly at completion.

The statue reportedly measures 120 feet (36.6 meters) in height and is located in Zhushigang village. It commemorates the Chinese Marxist who was the longtime leader of the country’s communist party, serving as chairman both of the People’s Republic of China and the Communist Party of China. Mao, who died in 1976, is already commemorated in thousands of statues around the country.

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