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Google to Offer Close-Up View of Liberty Island

Alberto Elias polished the 15 camera lenses on his four-foot-tall backpack. As he prepared for his trek around the Statue of Liberty, he took a deep lunge and strapped the green, 40-pound Google Trekker onto his back.

“That’s cool,” a young boy said with excitement, pointing at the colorful apparatus. “You’re the Google Maps guy.”

“Yes, I am,” Mr. Elias, 25, said. He nodded and prepared to take off.

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