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    Lady Liberty celebrates 125 years

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    The Statue of Liberty, France's tribute to America's democracy, freedom; celebrates her 125th birthday on Friday.

    The effigy became known as symbol of hope for millions - thanks to her home in the New York Harbor, just next to Ellis Island where immigrants were processed for 62 years.

    As celebrations kick off in New York, Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler looks back at what Lady Liberty has meant to the US.