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125 citizens are naturalized and webcams are switched on in honor of the Statue of Liberty's 125th birthday

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Visitors to Liberty Island pass the front of the Statue of Liberty on Oct. 28, 2011 in New York City.

Msnbc.com news services report

For her birthday this year, Lady Liberty is getting a high-tech uplift. Five webcams attached to the torch held high in New York harbor offer views not seen by the public in nearly a century.

The webcams went live during a ceremony on Liberty Island marking the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the copper-clad monument, which was a gift from France to the people of America.

From computers afar, viewers are now able to watch live video streams of traffic, boats and airplanes in high-resolution panoramic images showing the Manhattan skyline, the city's borough of Brooklyn and neighboring New Jersey.

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Anatoliy Sgrshchenko sits with other new citizens at a naturalization ceremony at Liberty Island on Oct. 28, 2011. One hundred and twenty five citizens were naturalized in honor of the Statue of Liberty's 125th birthday.


New York Harbor is seen in this live video feed from one of the Statue of Liberty webcams.

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