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Lady Liberty Celebrates 125 Years in New York Harbor

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Statue of Liberty, for years a symbol of hope to immigrants to New York City, turned 125 years old Friday with a party that included naturalizing new citizens, reading of a historic poem, and setting evening fireworks. Also, of course, there was a cake: an enormous green replica of the statue itself, a […]

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Statue of Liberty to Unveil Internet Views

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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New York’s iconic Statue of Liberty is joining the Internet age as its 125th birthday is celebrated. Five webcams have been placed on Lady Liberty’s torch that will give viewers around the world distinctive views of New York Harbor, the tablet in her hands and the grounds around the statue on Liberty Island. The cameras […]

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Italy Unveils Newly Discovered Statue of Emperor Caligula

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Italy has unveiled a statue believed to be a rare depiction of the notorious Roman emperor Caligula sitting on a throne like the Greek god Zeus. Officials say the 2.5-meter statue, broken into several large pieces and a head, had been covered with earth for 2,000 years near Lake Nemi, just south of Rome, where […]

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Statue of Late US President Ronald Reagan Unveiled in Britain

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A 3-meter-tall statue of late U.S. President Ronald Reagan was unveiled in London on Monday to honor the Cold War leader. British Foreign Secretary William Hague praised the former president as a “great American hero.” Also present at the monument’s unveiling was former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The statue, she said, commemorated a […]

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Greece Criticizes New Macedonian Statue of Alexander the Great

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Greece is criticizing Macedonia for erecting a huge statue of the ancient warrior king Alexander the Great in the center of Skopje. The French news Agency quotes Greek Foreign Minister Stavros Lambrinidis as calling the statue a “provocation.” Hundreds of Macedonians cheered as a crane lowered the statue of Alexander astride a horse. The statue […]

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Peru’s Christ Statue Plan Angers Lima Residents

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Peruvian President Alan Garcia’s plan to build the world’s tallest statue of Jesus in Lima has angered local residents. The statue is to be 22 meters tall and stand atop a 15 meter base. Residents fear the huge “Christ of the Pacific” statue will mar the scenic view of the Pacific coastline. Lima’s mayor Susana […]

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