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September 12, 2012

Statue of Liberty to re-open after renovation

     London: Visitors to the Statue of Liberty in New York will now be able go inside the world famous monument again. David Luchsinger, superintendent of the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island, made the announcement, confirming that visitors and tourists will be allowed to see the interiors of the monument. He said the interior of the statue would be open to the public again starting October 26, which is the Statue of Liberty's 126th birthday, Thetelegraph.com.au reports. The interiors of the Statue of Liberty had been closed off to visitors since October 2011 as part of a renovation project. The monument is a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, who bears a torch and a 'tabula ansata' (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.
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