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A 94 foot tall metal rainbow has gone up in Culver City. The rainbow is intended to be a prominent landmark paying homage to the Wizard of Oz which was filmed where it stands.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (Catholic Online) - The 8-foot-thick rainbow is intended to draw attention to the quiet neighborhood that now features a bustling art and restaurant scene.
The structure was shipped in pieces to Culver City on flatbed trucks and unveiled today.
The rainbow also fulfills a contractual obligation Sony had with the city.
Sony's contract, signed in 1988, requires the company to contribute to the public arts and improve property values and tourism.
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Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for January 2013
General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
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