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Statue of Liberty goes dark, lights up -- and the symbolism is not lost

Lovely Lady Liberty, was luminous no more -- or at least for two hours Tuesday night.

The lights around the Statue of Liberty went dark at around 10 pm EST, setting Twitter immediately ablaze.

It turned out that the nation's most famous giant green lady went dark due to repair work from damage caused by, perhaps fittingly, a female tempest -- Hurricane Sandy.

The "temporary, unplanned outage" occurred after a lighting system controller was switched off to change out faulty ligh

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