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The Fourth of July: United States Independence Day Celebrations

World | | July 5, 2018, 11:01 am
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 Children in costumes march down Main Street during the annual Fourth of July parade in Barnstable Village on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

Children in costumes march down Main Street during the annual Fourth of July parade in Barnstable Village on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

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 Deon Stewart and his daughter Semiyah, of New York, join other spectators as they watch a fireworks display on the east side of Manhattan, part of Independence Day festivities in New York. (Image: AP)

Deon Stewart and his daughter Semiyah, of New York, join other spectators as they watch a fireworks display on the east side of Manhattan, part of Independence Day festivities in New York. (Image: AP)

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 Fireworks explode over the twin steeples of Resurrection Church in Johnstown, Pennsylvania during an Independence Day celebration. (Image: AP)

Fireworks explode over the twin steeples of Resurrection Church in Johnstown, Pennsylvania during an Independence Day celebration. (Image: AP)

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 US President Donald Trump and US first lady Melania Trump stand on the Truman Balcony during the National Anthem as fireworks celebrating Independence Day begin at the White House in Washington. (Image: Reuters)

US President Donald Trump and US first lady Melania Trump stand on the Truman Balcony during the National Anthem as fireworks celebrating Independence Day begin at the White House in Washington. (Image: Reuters)

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 With the New York City skyline in the background fireworks explode during an Independence Day show over the East River in New York. (Image: AP)

With the New York City skyline in the background fireworks explode during an Independence Day show over the East River in New York. (Image: AP)

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 A man in Captain America costume rides down Main Street during the annual Fourth of July parade in Barnstable Village on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

A man in Captain America costume rides down Main Street during the annual Fourth of July parade in Barnstable Village on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

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 Spectators watch a fireworks display on the east side of Manhattan, part of Independence Day festivities in New York. (Image: AP)

Spectators watch a fireworks display on the east side of Manhattan, part of Independence Day festivities in New York. (Image: AP)

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 Two children ride on a mini all terrain vehicle down Main Street during the annual Fourth of July parade in Barnstable Village on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

Two children ride on a mini all terrain vehicle down Main Street during the annual Fourth of July parade in Barnstable Village on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

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 Boaters on the Potomac River in Washington watch the fireworks display on the National Mall in celebration of Independence Day. (Image: AP)

Boaters on the Potomac River in Washington watch the fireworks display on the National Mall in celebration of Independence Day. (Image: AP)

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 Visitors who said they are from Switzerland take a photo of one another as they wait with other spectators on the east side of Manhattan borough before a fireworks display, part of Independence Day festivities in New York. (Image: AP)

Visitors who said they are from Switzerland take a photo of one another as they wait with other spectators on the east side of Manhattan borough before a fireworks display, part of Independence Day festivities in New York. (Image: AP)

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 With the New York City skyline in the background fireworks explode during an Independence Day show over the East River in New York. (Image: AP)

With the New York City skyline in the background fireworks explode during an Independence Day show over the East River in New York. (Image: AP)

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 Spectators wait on the east side of Manhattan before a fireworks display, part of Independence Day festivities in New York. (Image: AP)

Spectators wait on the east side of Manhattan before a fireworks display, part of Independence Day festivities in New York. (Image: AP)

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 Fireworks illuminate the night sky near the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. (Image: AP)

Fireworks illuminate the night sky near the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. (Image: AP)

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 People gather to watch fireworks during an Independence Day show in Long Island City in New York. (Image: AP)

People gather to watch fireworks during an Independence Day show in Long Island City in New York. (Image: AP)

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 With the New York City skyline in the background fireworks explode during an Independence Day show over the East River in New York. (Image: AP)

With the New York City skyline in the background fireworks explode during an Independence Day show over the East River in New York. (Image: AP)

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 A woman walks past US flags on display for Independence Day in Merriam, Kansas. (Image: AP)

A woman walks past US flags on display for Independence Day in Merriam, Kansas. (Image: AP)