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Botched fresco draws crowds in Spain

Damage done to prized 19th-century fresco in Borja has drawn more than 40,000 visitors and raised $66,000.

Last Modified: 14 Aug 2013 02:22
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An unauthorised attempt by a Spanish woman to restore a prized 19th-century fresco of Jesus has become a global sensation.

The botched artwork, that drew ire a year ago, has drawn more than 40,000 visitors to the 80-year-old Cecilia Jimenez’s hometown of Borja and raised some $66,000 for charity. 

Authorities decided the damage to the original was too great to repair, but it has become an even greater draw as a result.

Al Jazeera’s Gerald Tan reports.

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