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Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island and Ellis Island

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The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in the middle of New York Harbor.  The statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and dedicated on October 28, 1886, was a gift to the United States from the people of France.  The statue is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. A broken chain lies at her feet.  The statue is an icon of freedom and of the United States: a welcoming signal to immigrants arriving from abroad.  Ellis Island contains the immigration facility which processed immigrants entering the US through New York.

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