• Fireworks shoot

    Fourth of July lights up US

    Fireworks shoot during a rehearsal for the annual Boston Pops orchestra Fourth of July concert in Boston (AP Photo)

  • A bracelet in the design of the US flag

    Fourth of July lights up US

    A bracelet in the design of the US flag is seen on the gun of a police officer in Manhattan, New York ahead of the ...

  • Bagpack

    Fourth of July lights up US

    The fourth of July, the US Independance Day is known for bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds. (Reuters Photo)

  • fingernail

    Fourth of July lights up US

    A pattern in the design of the US flag is seen on a girl's fingernail as people are all geared to celebrate the fourth of ...

  • Kids strike their best poses

    Fourth of July lights up US

    Kids strike their best poses for the judges at the Fourth of July costume contest. (AP Photo)

  • Hot dog

    Fourth of July lights up US

    US celebrates its freedom with backyard barbecues and picnics in the park—tables piled high with burgers, frankfurters, potato salad and apple pie— the hot dog ...

  • Hundreds of boaters gather

    Fourth of July lights up US

    Hundreds of boaters gather near a sand bar in a beach park as they enjoy an early start to the Fourth of July weekend. (AP ...

  • people are excited

    Fourth of July lights up US

    With celebratory events such as hot dog eating contest, music festivals and food carnivals, people are excited about the fourth of July. (AP Photo)

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