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  • 126th Anniversary of The Statue Of Liberty

    The Statue of Liberty is set to reopen Oct. 28, 2012, to celebrate the landmark's 126th anniversary. The statue has been closed since last October for renovations while Liberty Island grounds remained open. The $30 million renovation that began last year included replacing the stairs to the crown and making them less steep. There are now 393 steps, instead of 354.
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  • 126th Anniversary of The Statue Of Liberty

    The construction of the Statue of Liberty in Paris, before its journey to the United States, circa 1883. The right foot is seen here.
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  • 126th Anniversary of The Statue Of Liberty

    The head of the Statue of Liberty on display in the garden at the Champ de Mars at the World's Fair in Paris to drum up support and contributions for the completion of the great project, circa 1878.
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  • 126th Anniversary of The Statue Of Liberty

    A view of the Statue of Liberty enclosed by scaffolding, while under construction, seen from the Rue de Chazelles, Paris, France, circa 1884.
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  • 126th Anniversary of The Statue Of Liberty

    A group of people leaning out the head of the Statue of Liberty in New York, seen from the torch above, circa 1930.
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  • 126th Anniversary of The Statue Of Liberty

    Immigrants take a look at the Statue of Liberty from the shores of Ellis Island, New York, circa 1900.
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  • 126th Anniversary of The Statue Of Liberty

    The Statue of Liberty is seen July 4, 2009, in New York Harbor. The crown was reopened to the public after being off limits since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
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  • 126th Anniversary of The Statue Of Liberty

    The Statue of Liberty is shot in the smoggy air of New York City, May 20, 1986, with the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in the background.
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  • 126th Anniversary of The Statue Of Liberty

    Smoke and ash from the destroyed World Trade Center rises over the southern end of New York City's Manhattan behind the Statue of Liberty, as seen from Jersey City, N.J., Sept. 12, 2001. Terrorists hijacked two commercial airliners and crashed them into each of the towers of the Trade Center.
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  • 126th Anniversary of The Statue Of Liberty

    The Statue of Liberty is lit to show the contours of the sculpture during a special show by French champagne maker Moet & Chandon, Sept. 28, 2006, in New York, one month before the 120th anniversary of the statue. The usual floodlights were replaced for one night by special lights projecting an image of "Lady Liberty" onto the statue.
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  • 126th Anniversary of The Statue Of Liberty

    The "Tribute in Light" and Statue of Liberty shine as One World Trade Center rises under construction on the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan at the World Trade Center, Sept. 11, 2012, in New York City.
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  • 126th Anniversary of The Statue Of Liberty

    The Statue of Liberty as seen from the air over New York City, July 28, 2010.
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  • 126th Anniversary of The Statue Of Liberty

    Fireworks explode over the Statue of Liberty in celebration of the anniversary of its dedication, Oct. 28, 2011, in New York City. The celebrations for the worldwide symbol of freedom and of friendship between France and the United States included the naturalization of 125 new citizens from 46 nations and the installation of Internet webcams on the statue.
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