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May '11

Picking Miss Liberty

Emma Lazarus Would Be Proud: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free and I will decongest them."

SUBMITTED BY: Wendy Keefe   LOCATION: Liberty Island, New York (2011)

As Tacky Tourist Photos has dutifully documented, it is a proud American tradition to pick the noses of our heroes.

Years ago, elementary school children needed to be taken by helicopter to scrape out the nasal passages of Miss Liberty.  But today, thanks to a copper facial replica inside the Statue of Liberty pedestal, giddy youngsters like Madeleine, 9, and Christopher, 7, have unrestricted access to her gorgeous nostrils!

(According to NPR, the U.S. Postal Service recently screwed up on the portrayal of Miss Liberty’s nose on the first class “Forever” postage stamp).

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