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America Celebrates the Fourth of July

The country celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, parades and hot dogs.

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Image: A man plays a horn as he rides a float through Barnstable Village, on Cape Cod during July 4th parade

A man plays a horn as he rides a float through Barnstable Village, on Cape Cod during the annual Independence Day parade celebrations in Barnstable, Massachusetts on July 4, 2016.

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Carmen Vega, of Columbia, right, celebrates while embraced by Gabriel Del Castillo after taking her Oath of Allegiance at a naturalization ceremony on July 1 in Atlanta.

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Image: A man dressed in American colors walks through a dining area before Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York

A man dressed in American colors walks through a dining area before Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York on July 4.

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A convoy of antique farm tractors make their way down S. Main Street during the parade on July 2 in Loami, Illinois.

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People ride the Sky Flyer at State Fair Meadowlands carnival as fireworks explode on July 3 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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Soldiers fire canons while the 1812 Overture plays during rehearsal for the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade in Boston on July 3.

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Image: Nathan's Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in New York

Nathan's Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in New York.

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Image: Independence Day Parade in Texas

Jennifer Cadena, Angie Denman and Jennifer Yeargain wave to the floats on July 2 during the Odessa Jaycees 67th Annual Independence Day Parade in Texas.

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Fireworks are set off during Canton Ohio Monumental Fourth Celebration at the William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum on July 3.

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Fireworks shoot from the Hatch Shell during rehearsal for the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade in Boston on July 3.

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Mamadou Lawal Diallo, of Guinea, takes his Oath of Allegiance at a naturalization ceremony on July 1 in Atlanta.

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Matt McGurn, Edward Messer and David Weider work on the construction of the Carpenters Local #108 float for the 4th of July parade on July 2 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

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Children seated in miniature lawn chairs ride in a parade holding flags on July 2, in Loami, Illinois.

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