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America Celebrates the Fourth of July
The country celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, parades and hot dogs.
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.
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.
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.
A convoy of antique farm tractors make their way down S. Main Street during the parade on July 2 in Loami, Illinois.
People ride the Sky Flyer at State Fair Meadowlands carnival as fireworks explode on July 3 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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.
Nathan's Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in New York.
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.
Fireworks are set off during Canton Ohio Monumental Fourth Celebration at the William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum on July 3.
Fireworks shoot from the Hatch Shell during rehearsal for the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade in Boston on July 3.
Mamadou Lawal Diallo, of Guinea, takes his Oath of Allegiance at a naturalization ceremony on July 1 in Atlanta.
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.
Children seated in miniature lawn chairs ride in a parade holding flags on July 2, in Loami, Illinois.