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Lady Liberty

circa 1885: The framework for the right arm of the Statue Of Liberty during construction in Paris. Designed by the French sculptor Frederick Bartholdi, the statue was presented to the United States by France in 1876. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Statue of Liberty comes to America

By Claudine Zap

The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York on June 17,1885. The torch-bearing, crown-wearing lady has become a global symbol of democracy. After being closed for repairs due to damage from the 2012 Superstorm Sandy, both the statue and Liberty Island, where it stands, will reopen to visitors on July 4, 2013.