Statue of Liberty to close for refurbishment

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The Statue of Liberty will be closed for security upgrades from October 2011, depriving tourists a chance to visit the crown, base and pedestal for up to 12 months.

Visitors to one of New York's most popular attractions will still be able to visit the park surrounding the statue on Liberty Island but the security upgrade will restrict access to the statue.

The Statue of Liberty celebrates its 125th anniversary on October 12, 2011....

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