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From sea to shining sea, Americans have many different ways of showing they're true to the red, white and blue. Celebrate the Fourth with this star-spangled gallery of patriotic images.
New US citizens wave US flags after being sworn in during a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives June 18, 2014 in Washington, DC.
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Members of the military unfurl an American flag during a wreath laying ceremony at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on May 26, 2014 in New York. Memorial Day, orginally celebrated as Decoration Day after the Civial War in 1868, became a federal holiday in 1971 and commemorates all those who have died fighting for the U.S. in wars.
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A fan holds an American flag in the infield prior to the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 17, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.
On Memorial Day tiny American flags are placed at each grave at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, honoring each soldier killed in action, in May 2014.
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An American flag is reflected in rain drops Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, on a car windshield at Storage Rentals of America in Danville, Ky. (AP Photo/The Advocate-Messenger, Clay Jackson)
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U.S. Marines hold up the American flag before the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils and Texas Tech Red Raiders in the National University Holiday Bowl on December 30, 2013 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.
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A young fan walks with an American flag wrapped around him before the start of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final between the United States and Panama at Soldier Field July 28, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.
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A U.S. Air Force casket team carries Colonel (retired) Ruth Lucas' flag-draped casket to the grave during her full military honors burial service at Arlington National Cemetery May 29, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. Lucas, of Washington, DC, was the first African American woman in the Air Force to be promoted to the rank of colonel and who at the time of her retirement in 1970 was the highest-ranking African American woman in the Air Force.
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A flower and an American flag are placed on the next to the names inscribed on the edge of the memorial pool during observances for the eleventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan at the World Trade Center site September 11, 2012 in New York City. The nation is commemorating the eleventh anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks which resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people after two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia and one crash landed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
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Delegate Don Genhart wears American flag cowboy boots during the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 28, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Today is the first full session of the RNC after the start was delayed due to Tropical Storm Isaac.
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A US supporter has her face painted with the US national flag prior the final of the women's football competition of the London 2012 Olympic Games USA vs Japan on August 9, 2012 at Wembley stadium in London.
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A boy waves an American flag from a car window while participating in the annual Memorial Day Parade on May 28, 2012 in Fairfield, Conn.
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Construction workers Danny Conca (left) and Brian Shelly hold an American flag attached to the last steel beam, signed by members of the crews that helped build the tower, as it is hoisted 977 feet to the top of Four World Trade Center on June 25, 2012 in New York City. The building is scheduled to open in 2013.
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Members of the US Navy's JROTC hold up a giant American flag during a Memorial Day parade along Constitution Avenue May 28, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
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The grave of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Michael Harris is seen through an American flag as the the sun rises over Georgia National Cemetery Monday, May 28, 2012, in Canton, Ga. Harris died Feb 6, 2012 at the age of 22 while serving in Afghanistan.
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A giant American flag is held in the infield during the national anthem prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 27, 2012 in Concord, N.C.
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Civil Air Patrol cadets Devyn Williams, left, Grey Hodson, center, and Katie Zobel hold an American flag before demonstrating the proper way to fold it during a Memorial Day assembly held at Holly Grove Elem. School in Holly Springs, N.C. on May 25, 2012.
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Two children walk through an installation of 33,000 American flags on display on the Boston Common in honor of Memorial Day and fallen soldiers, in Boston on May 25, 2012.
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An American flag stands among the debris from homes that were destroyed by a massive tornado on May 27, 2011 in Joplin, Mo.
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People are reflected in a puddle as they walk past a neon American flag in New York's Times Square in December 2011.
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Members of the armed forces hold a giant American flag during the national anthem prior to the season opener between the San Diego Chargers and the Minnesota Vikings on Sept. 11, 2011, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.
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Jason Utgaard, 26 from Salt Lake City, second from left, and friends celebrated the holiday on July 4, 2011, by skiing Snowbird Ski Resort in Utah, dressed from head to toe in red, white and blue. Snowbird was open for the Fourth of July for only the third time in history.
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Gary Eichman takes a glimpse of first American flag sewn in Oregon at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, Ore., on June 29, 2011. In 1861, Oregon pioneer Ann Elizabeth Bills was asked to sew an American flag to celebrate Independence Day.
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The American flag flaps in the breeze against the backdrop of a ring around the sun at the U.S. track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., on June 26, 2011. The rings are caused by cirrus clouds and moisture as high as 30,000 feet where the temperatures are well below freezing. The moisture turns into ice crystals, and the sunlight then reflects off these ice crystals creating a halo or ring.
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An attendee wears nail polish painted to look like the American flag during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 17, 2011 in New Orleans.
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Fans cheer with a giant American flag prior to the start of the GoldCup game between the USA and Guadeloupe on June 14, 2011, at LiveStrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas.
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The PNC American Flag balloon, the world's largest free-flying American flag, was inflated to honor America on Flag Day, June 14, 2011. The balloon was tethered to the ground at DeBaun Field, on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J.
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American flags adorn grave markers at United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery in Washington on May 27, 2011, in preparation for Memorial Day. USSAH National Cemetery is the first national cemetery and the predecessor of Arlington National Cemetery.
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An American flag reflects off the Mississippi River floodwaters in south Vicksburg, Miss., on May 20, 2011.
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A large American flag is unfurled prior to the start of the New York Mets' home-opening baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field in New York, April 8, 2011.
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A huge American flag flies at the Tea Party Patriots "Continuing Revolution" rally on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 31, 2011.
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Melissa Poirier grabs hold of an American flag-themed raft handed to her at North Shore Park in St. Petersburg, Fla., on July 4, 2010.
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John Robson wears an American flag bowtie while attending U.S Ambassador to Canada David Jacobson's Fourth of July Party in Ottawa on July 4, 2010.
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An American flag is seen through raindrops on a windshield on July 4, 2010, in Salina, Kansas. Rain canceled or postponed many Fourth of July events in the area that day.
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Liberty, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, dons a hat and carries an American flag in his mouth at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, Calif., on July 1, 2010. The dolphin was named Liberty because he was born on the Fourth of July in 1990.
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Roberta Allen, from San Jose, Calif., wears American flag contact lenses at a rally supporting troops in Berkeley, Calif., on Feb. 12, 2008.
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An man wearing a cowboy hat walks past an American flag light display at Rhema Bible Church in Broken Arrow, Okla., on Dec. 20, 2006.