The Statue of Liberty stands against a clear sky Thursday, July 4, 2013, on the first day it opened to tourists since Superstorm Sandy swamped its little island in New York Harbor. The

 

              The Statue of Liberty stands against a clear sky Thursday, July 4, 2013, on the first day it opened to tourists since Superstorm Sandy swamped its little island in New York Harbor. The
The Statue of Liberty stands against a clear sky Thursday, July 4, 2013, on the first day it opened to tourists since Superstorm Sandy swamped its little island in New York Harbor. The statue was spared in the fall storm, but most of the national landmark's 12-acre island took a serious beating. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)