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New York(10 Photos)
New York State is known for iconic landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, as well as its diverse natural beauty.
Machu Picchu(8 Photos)
Built in the 15th century, Peru's Machu Picchu is one of the most visited sites in South America and an extraordinary example of the Inca Empire's sophistication.
Arrival at Ellis Island
Arrival at Ellis IslandVideo Clip (3:44)
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Seen from inbound ships, the Statue of Liberty was an emotional welcome for immigrants coming to America. Hear from those who remember their first glimpse of this symbol of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Detained at Ellis Island
Detained at Ellis IslandVideo Clip (1:54)
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Immigrants detained on Ellis Island for legal or medical reasons spent a night in the Ferry Building. Hear the stories of those who lived this through unforgettable experience.
The Statue of Liberty
The Statue of LibertyVideo Clip (3:12)
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What do the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty have in common?
Deconstructing History: Statue of Liberty
Deconstructing History: Statue of LibertyVideo Clip (1:29)
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How many steps are there to the crown of the Statue of Liberty? Find out that and other facts and figures about America's most recognizable symbol of freedom.
Super Cities: New York City
Super Cities: New York CityVideo Clip (9:17)
Video Clip (9:17)
Central Park was intricately designed to fulfill the rural needs of urban dwellers.
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