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Statue of Liberty 125 years old

One of the most famous symbols of the United States, the Statue of Liberty, celebrated its 125th birthday on Friday.

The statue was given to the US by France in 1886, in recognition of the friendship between the two nations forged during the American Revolution.

To mark the anniversary, 125 of America's newest citizens, originally from 46 different countries, took the oath of allegiance beneath her feet.

Marcus George reports from Washington.

  • 29 Oct 2011