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Friday, October 28, 2011 marked the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty — a gift from France to the people of the United States of America.

Lady Liberty has seen a lot during her time, including 23 presidents, two world wars, immigrants yearning for a new life in the new world, space travel and, of course, millions of tourists.

A number of events were planned for the anniversary, including a naturalization ceremony, musical performances, fireworks and the launch of the new torch webcam. But after the festivities, the interior of the monument closed for a year while renovation work is done.