Statue of Liberty celebrates 125th birthday

French tribute to US values will get facelift next year after serving as beacon of hope for more than a century.

    The iconic Statue of Liberty, a gift from France in tribute to democracy and freedom in the US, has celebrated its 125th birthday.

    The monument became a symbol of hope for millions of immigrants due to its prominent location in New York harbour, near Ellis Island, where newcomers were processed upon arrival.

    Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports from New York.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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