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Friday, October 28, 2011

Statue of Liberty Celebrates 125th Birthday (28, October)

 To mark the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty, 125 immigrants from 46 countries were sworn in as United States citizens during a ceremony Friday. The naturalization ceremony on Liberty Island kicked off a daylong celebration of the dedication of the statue in 1886, which has welcomed millions of new immigrants to America on their way to Ellis Island.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar told the new Americans on Friday that diversity strengthens the nation. For her birthday this year, Lady Liberty is getting a high-tech uplift. Five webcams attached to the torch held high in New York harbor will offer views not seen by the public in nearly a century.

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