Statue of Liberty Reopens for Tourists

The Statue of Liberty after a press tour in New York, Aug. 2, 2004.

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The Statue of Liberty after a press tour in New York, Aug. 2, 2004.

The Statue of Liberty after a press tour in New York, Aug. 2, 2004. Reuters hide caption

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In the shadow of increased safety precautions in New York City this week, the National Park Service reopens the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty to tourists — though her crown will remain off-limits for the foreseeable future. The monument has been closed since the Sept. 11 attacks. NPR's Robert Smith reports.

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