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Statue of Liberty reopens Sunday

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NEW YORK - The National Park Service is set to reopen the Statue of Liberty on Sunday, the U.S. landmark's 126th anniversary.

The statue closed last year for a $30 million renovation to its interior, including replacing the stairs to the crown and making them less steep. There are now 393 steps, instead of 354.

For the first time, visitors using wheelchairs will be able to visit one of the observation decks at the top of the pedestal. The National Parks Service says that is as high as it's possible to provide wheelchair access while preserving the historic structure.

The statue, a gift from France, was dedicated on Oct. 28, 1886.

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