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"...Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free..."

Thus reads the inscription on the Statue of Liberty, arguably the most recognizable statue in North America, if not the world. As we cruised by, with the early morning sun bringing a warm glow to the winter-chilled world, I could feel a connection with those who sailed here in the past. This scene would have been to them a proud symbol of America, welcoming them to their new home with a promise of freedom.

The view on the other side of the ship showed Ground Zero. I was reminded that recent history seems to have changed not only the way the USA sees new arrivals, but also the way the rest of the world sees the USA. Never-the-less, Lady Liberty still stands proud.

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Cropped top & bottom, unsharp mask, sharpen on resize.

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Reposted at 194kb with my apoogies for the low-res original. Thanks for the advice... still learning!

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