Statue of Liberty replica in Nice, France

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A replica of the Statue of Liberty in New York was unveiled February 1, 2014 in Nice, France by the Mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi. The original Statue of Liberty was gifted to the United States by the people of France, and there have since been numerous global replicas. The Nice replica commemorates 100 years since the First World War.

The Nice monument is 1.35 meters (about 4.5 feet) high excluding the base. The Nice replica is installed on the Quai des États-Unis (across from the Opera of Nice)..Designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, it will obviously be a lot smaller than the original statue in New York, but it is said to be higher than the one standing in Paris.

The original Statue of Liberty in New York was a gift to the United States by the people of France. Many cities around the world already have replicas of the monument such as Las Vegas, Buenos Aires, Rio and Tokyo.

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Cannata, Biega Utica Comets to Victory Over Des Moines Wild

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DES MOINES, Iowa – Joe Cannata made 43 saves through three periods and overtime and stopped seven shots in the shootout, and defenseman Alex Biega scored the deciding goal as the Utica Comets scored a 3-2 American Hockey League victory over the Iowa Wild Wednesday.

Cannata also stopped a second-period penalty shot by Carson McMillan and the Comets killed seven of eight Iowa power plays, including two brief 5-on-3 advantages. Utica improved to 17-22-2-4 and 17-14-1-3 since their 0-8-1-1 start to the season.

Biega’s game-winner came after teammates Jeremy Welsh and Patrick Mullen scored in the shootout and Zack Phillips and Brian Connelly scored for the Wild (19-16-5-4, 47 points). Cannata stopped Jon Landy to set things up.

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