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Bird’s eye view from the Statue of Liberty

Bird’s eye view from the Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty's crown was re-opened to the public on July 4 after being off limits since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. (Getty Images)
Bird’s eye view from the Statue of Liberty
Kati and Simon Curtis, of New York, look up at the 186 stairs that lay ahead of them as the first two visitors climb to the crown on Independence Day. The attraction will be opened up for a limited number of visitors each day. (Getty Images)
Bird’s eye view from the Statue of Liberty
Aaron Weisinger, 26, surprises his girlfriend Erica Breder, 25, with a wedding proposal while visiting the crown. The base, pedestal and outdoor observation deck were reopened in 2004, but the crown has remained off-limits. (Getty Images)
Bird’s eye view from the Statue of Liberty
A man looks out the window of the crown. (Getty Images)
Bird’s eye view from the Statue of Liberty
Clouds hover over downtown Manhattan as seen from the Statue of Liberty crown. (Getty Images)
Bird’s eye view from the Statue of Liberty
A ferry takes tourists to Liberty Island in New York Harbor. Tourists celebrated the re-opening of the crown of the Statue of Liberty. (Getty Images)

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