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Botched attempt to restore Christ fresco brings in visitors and cash

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Cecilia Gimenez botched restoration attempt has a positive ending. Cecilia Gimenez botched restoration attempt has a positive ending.

Remember that botched attempt to restore a fresco of Christ that became an Internet sensation last summer? 

Turns out the elderly Spanish woman's attempt to restore the fresco of Jesus Christ has become a huge tourist draw in the small town of Borja, Spain.  Cecilia Gimenez so disfigured the fresco that it gained world-wide attention and countless reproductions on the Internet.  It also drew more than 40,000 visitors to the church that began charging people a little over a dollar to see it.  That translated into $66,000 for the church's fund to help the elderly. 

Gimenez said she's relieved that her botched restoration attempt has a positive end.

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