Liberty Island Opens to the Public

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Liberty Island, N.Y., July 4, 2013 --Visitors from around the world returned to Liberty Island for the official reopening of the Statue of Liberty. Hurricane Sandy flooded 75% of the island in October 2012 causing major damage to its infrastructure and facilities. The Statue was reopened on July 4th following eight months of extensive repairs. K.C.Wilsey/FEMA
Liberty Island, N.Y., July 4, 2013 --Visitors from around the world returned to Liberty Island for the official reopening of the Statue of Liberty. Hurricane Sandy flooded 75% of the island in October 2012 causing major damage to its infrastructure and facilities. The Statue was reopened on July 4th following eight months of extensive repairs. K.C.Wilsey/FEMA - Location: Liberty Island, NY