Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon to reopen during shutdown

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The Statue of Liberty and the Grand Canyon will once again welcome visitors after the governors of New York and Arizona reached deals late Friday to pay park personnel during the government shutdown. 

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Statue of Liberty officially reopens for July 4th

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The Statue of Liberty finally reopened on the Fourth of July months after Superstorm Sandy swamped its little island in New York Harbor as Americans across the country marked the holiday with fireworks and barbecues.

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Following Sandy damage, Statue of Liberty to reopen on Fourth of July

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The Statue of Liberty, closed since Hurricane Sandy battered the Northeast more than nine months ago, will reopen to the public on July 4, officials announced Tuesday.

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Lonely Lady Liberty awaits tourists and repairs after Sandy

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More than three months after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of New York and New Jersey, the symbol of American exceptionalism still stands on an island full of rubble. Neighboring Ellis Island has no upended sidewalks or debris anymore, but it will take a long time to repair the electrical system. Both remain closed indefinitely to visitors.

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Statue of Liberty relit for first time after storm

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In this photo provided by the National Park Service, the Statue of Liberty is illuminated for the first time since it was damaged by Superstorm Sandy, Friday evening, Nov. 9, 2012. The statue, one of the city’s top tourist attractions, has been closed because of damage resulting from the storm that hit New York Oct. 29, with no estimate on when it will reopen to visitors.

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Statue of Liberty and One World Trade center in red, white and blue for the 4th

The Statue of Liberty, center right, and One World Trade Center, right, lit up in red, white and blue lights ahead of the Fourth of July holiday are seen from Bayonne, N.J., Monday, July 2, 2012.

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She doesn’t look a day over 100: A total of 125 immigrants from 46 countries have been sworn in as United States citizens at a ceremony marking the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty this morning.

The naturalization ceremony on Liberty Island kicked off a daylong celebration of the dedication of the statue in 1886.

Read more about Lady Liberty’s 125th birthday celebration and check out more historical photos here.