Jefferson in Paris

July 4 is always a big day for the Declaration of Independence author, when new American citizens are sworn in at Monticello each year.

Thomas Jefferson made the scene in Paris this 4th of July, where a 10-foot statue of him was unveiled to commemorate his years in Paris and his influence upon France's own bloody revolution. UVA prez John Casteen and Washington Mayor Anthony Williams were among the notables at the dedication. The statue will reside on the Left Bank near le Palais de Salm, supposedly the model for Monticello.