America Celebrates Independence on Snowy Slopes and Sandy Shores
Chris Christie lounges on the beach, summer skiers wear shorts on the slopes, anti-Trump protesters rally, and immigrants become citizens.
People watch fireworks in Washington on July 4, 2017.
Young women play in the confetti outside of the Old State House, in Boston, Massachusetts on July 4. The United States of America declared independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump observe the playing of the national anthem from the Truman Balcony on July 4 in Washington. The president was hosting a picnic for military families for the July 4 holiday.
People participate in the 4th of July Parade at Avondale Estates, Georgia on July 4.
The Empire State Building is seen during the Macy's 4th of July fireworks show from the Queens borough of New York.
People watch the fireworks show from the Queens borough of New York.
NASA astronauts Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson celebrating the Fourth of July from over 250 miles above Earth on the International Space Station on July 4.
Fischer shared this photo on social media and said, "We sometimes have issues standing up straight, but we have no problems at all showing our American pride-Happy 4th!"
Participants carry an American flag during the 4th of July parade in Santa Monica, California on July 4.
People crowd the beach on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Florida for the Fourth of July weekend on July 3.
A woman sun tans on the beach in Seaside Park, New Jersey on July 3.
A skier wears shorts and a tank top at Squaw Valley Ski Resort on July 1 in Olympic Valley, California, near Lake Tahoe. Because of this year's heavy snow fall, Squaw Valley is expected to be open through July 4, only the fourth time the resort has been open for skiing in July.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, is spotted on the beach with his family and friends at the governor's summer house at Island Beach State Park in New Jersey on July 3.
Demonstrators carry a black coffin topped with a hand-written sign: "The Presidency 1789-2017," during a march to call for Congress to impeach President Donald Trump, in Los Angeles on July 2.
Eight-year-old Hana Cho from Girl Scout Troop 5665 tests out a horn prior to participating the Fourth of July parade in Santa Monica, California.
Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees wears stars and stripes socks during the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium on July 3 in the Bronx borough of New York.
With the New York City skyline in the background, fireworks explode during an Independence Day show over the East River in New York
Jasper, a 10-year-old Pit Bull, shares a ride in an electric vehicle with Ellen Brennan during the 4th of July parade in Santa Monica, California on July 4.
Decked out in red, white and blue, Californians waved flags and sang patriotic songs at Independence Day parades across the state.
Joey Chestnut poses with a plate of hot dogs during the official weigh-in ceremony for the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on July 3.
William Gillis carries a tattered flag besides a battlefield monument as activists gather at the Gettysburg National Military Park on July 1 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The U.S. park service issued protest permits for three groups on the 154th anniversary of the battle.
Ashlynn Zinman, 2, from right, plays with sparklers with her brother Carson, 5, and father Anthony, all of Glasgow, Kentucky, during Thunderfest at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on July 2.
Guillermo Leal, left, of Mexico, and Mohinder Singh, of India, take the oath of citizenship at a naturalization ceremony in Austin, Texas, on June 29. Nearly 1,200 people from 98 countries became United States citizens at the ceremony.
Maryann Rollings, of Bolton, Massachusetts, wears patriotic gear before rehearsal for the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on July 3 in Boston.
Fireworks light the sky in Sulphur Springs, Texas, on July 1.
Immigrants hold their hands up during the Pledge of Allegiance at a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization ceremony at the New York Public Library in New York on June 30.
National President of the American Freedom Keepers Francis Marion, from Vancouver, Washington, visits the 9/11 Memorial, in New York on July 4.
American flags were inserted in each of the 2,983 names on the borders of the reflecting pools of the 9/11 Memorial.
Draped with an American flag, Kate Kunkel takes a break from skiing at Squaw Valley Ski Resort near Lake Tahoe on July 1.