Mini Lady Liberty statue heads to US for July 4 celebrations

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Workers secure the move of the “Liberty Enlightening the World” by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, a mini-replica of the French-designed Statue of Liberty, in Paris, Monday, June 7, 2021. A bronze 1/16 replica smaller but based on the original plaster cast of its big sister on Ellis Island, a gift from France, was given a sendoff Monday ahead of its trip to the United States where it will be displayed for Independence Day on July 4. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

PARIS (AP) — A replica of the Statue of Liberty, smaller but based on the original plaster cast of its big sister on Liberty Island, is being given a send-off in France ahead of a trip to the United States for Independence Day.

The nearly 10-foot-high bronze will make a nine-day trip across the Atlantic later this month on a container ship from Le Havre to Baltimore. It then goes to New York City, in time for July 4 celebrations.

The mini-Lady Liberty ends her journey at the French Embassy in Washington D.C., arriving for France’s Bastille Day on July 14.

The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to the U.S. in 1885.

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