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Lester Holt Anchors NBC Nightly News Tonight With Statue of Liberty in Background

Lester Holt is anchoring tonight’s NBC Nightly News with the Statue of Liberty in the background.

Holt explained why thusly:

“In many ways, it’s become a symbol of a country right now wrestling to reconcile its creed versus its security needs.”

So yes, with much debate going on about the president’s U.S. entry ban on refugees and individuals from 7 predominantly Muslim nations, the newscast decided the symbolism of the Statue of Liberty was of particular relevance.

You can watch the clip above, via NBC.

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