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Statue of Liberty to reopen eight months after Sandy

Liberty Island, bottom left, sustained significant infrastructure damage during Superstorm Sandy. Credit: Reuters

The US National Park Service plans to reopen the Statue of Liberty to tourists on July 4th, America's independence day, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told reporters.

The statue in New York Harbor has been closed since Hurricane Sandy slammed into New York on October 29th.

While the statue itself was unharmed, the storm damaged docks, grounds and security systems at the tourist attraction.

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Kim Kardashian 'can't wait' for boyfriend Kanye to perform

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Watching the 12.12.12 concert for Sandy Relief! Can't wait to see my baby perform @kanyewest! To donate call 855-465-HELP

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Awwwwwwww I'm so excited right now!!!!! He looks so cute!!

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