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  • Fireworks light up the sky against the backdrop of a full moon during a Fourth of July celebration in Kansas City, Kan., Tuesday, July 3, 2012.

      Fireworks light up the sky against the backdrop of a full moon during a Fourth of July celebration in Kansas City, Kan., Tuesday, July 3, 2012.
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  • Fireworks light up the sky during the annual Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display over the Hudson River as seen from New York, Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

      Fireworks light up the sky during the annual Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display over the Hudson River as seen from New York, Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
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  • Fireworks light the sky over the U.S. Capitol, left, Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, as seen from Arlington, Va.

      Fireworks light the sky over the U.S. Capitol, left, Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, as seen from Arlington, Va.
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  • Amateur fireworks explode over Hoboken, N.J., in front of the Empire State Building, right, as lightning, left, strikes across the sky seen from Riverview Park in Jersey City, N.J., Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

      Amateur fireworks explode over Hoboken, N.J., in front of the Empire State Building, right, as lightning, left, strikes across the sky seen from Riverview Park in Jersey City, N.J., Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
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  • Fireworks light the sky over the U.S. Capitol, left, Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, as seen from Arlington, Va.

      Fireworks light the sky over the U.S. Capitol, left, Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, as seen from Arlington, Va.
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  • Spectators watch as fireworks light up the sky over the Hudson River during the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in New York.

      Spectators watch as fireworks light up the sky over the Hudson River during the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in New York.
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  • Fireworks light up the sky during the Freedom Over Texas annual Fourth of July celebration on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in Houston.

      Fireworks light up the sky during the Freedom Over Texas annual Fourth of July celebration on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in Houston.
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  • The Empire State Building, illuminated with red, white and blue lights, is seen from the Queens borough of New York, backlit by fireworks over the Hudson River, during the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in New York.

      The Empire State Building, illuminated with red, white and blue lights, is seen from the Queens borough of New York, backlit by fireworks over the Hudson River, during the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in New York.
    Associated Press

  • President Barack Obama puts on a red, white, and blue hat, while visiting with service members during the Independence Day celebration on the from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

      President Barack Obama puts on a red, white, and blue hat, while visiting with service members during the Independence Day celebration on the from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
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  • Chris Andreski, from Alexandria, Va., grills hamburgers and hot dogs and fights the heat, while waiting for the start of the Independence Day fireworks celebration over the National Mall in Washington, from his vantage point across the river in in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

      Chris Andreski, from Alexandria, Va., grills hamburgers and hot dogs and fights the heat, while waiting for the start of the Independence Day fireworks celebration over the National Mall in Washington, from his vantage point across the river in in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
    Associated Press

  • Fireworks light up the sky over the Philadelphia Museum of Art during an Independence Day celebration, Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in Philadelphia.

      Fireworks light up the sky over the Philadelphia Museum of Art during an Independence Day celebration, Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in Philadelphia.
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  • Spectators watch as fireworks light up the sky over the Hudson River during the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in New York.

      Spectators watch as fireworks light up the sky over the Hudson River during the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in New York.
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  • Alison Turner struggles for her straw after being buried by friends on Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica, Calif., on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

      Alison Turner struggles for her straw after being buried by friends on Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica, Calif., on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
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  • Daryl Hall performs with Queen Latifah during an Independence Day celebration, Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in Philadelphia.

      Daryl Hall performs with Queen Latifah during an Independence Day celebration, Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in Philadelphia.
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  • Nick Jonas perform with The Roots during an Independence Day celebration, Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in Philadelphia.

      Nick Jonas perform with The Roots during an Independence Day celebration, Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in Philadelphia.
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  • A young girl runs across a suspension bridge on a carnival ride at the Good Neighbor Day annual July Fourth celebration in Downingtown, Pa. on Wednesday July 4, 2012.

      A young girl runs across a suspension bridge on a carnival ride at the Good Neighbor Day annual July Fourth celebration in Downingtown, Pa. on Wednesday July 4, 2012.
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  • Alaysia Allen, 7, drinks from a sprinkler during the Independence Day celebration in Hanover, Mich., Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

      Alaysia Allen, 7, drinks from a sprinkler during the Independence Day celebration in Hanover, Mich., Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
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  • In this Tuesday, July 3, 2012, photo, a visitor looks at the names on The American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Memorial Wall at Purdue North Central in Westville, Ind. (

      In this Tuesday, July 3, 2012, photo, a visitor looks at the names on The American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Memorial Wall at Purdue North Central in Westville, Ind. (
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  • Taylor Shelby, center, portrays Dolly Madison saving the portrait of George Washington, played by Paul Luks, as another actor sets fire to the White House prop in a rehearsal for a play outlining the history of the United States, specifically the war of 1812, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in Staunton, Va. Hundreds flocked to the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton to hear a reading of the Declaration of Independence and to experience Independence Day at historically accurate farms, with admission to the museum free for the holiday.

      Taylor Shelby, center, portrays Dolly Madison saving the portrait of George Washington, played by Paul Luks, as another actor sets fire to the White House prop in a rehearsal for a play outlining the history of the United States, specifically the war of 1812, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in Staunton, Va. Hundreds flocked to the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton to hear a reading of the Declaration of Independence and to experience Independence Day at historically accurate farms, with admission to the museum free for the holiday.
    Associated Press

  • Young Tower members assist in carrying a large United States flag down the LaPorte Jaycees Fourth of July parade route in LaPorte, Ind., Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

      Young Tower members assist in carrying a large United States flag down the LaPorte Jaycees Fourth of July parade route in LaPorte, Ind., Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
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  • Rommel, a five-year-old golden retriever, left, is decked out with flags as he meets another golden retriever with a patriotic neck band before a Fourth of July parade in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

      Rommel, a five-year-old golden retriever, left, is decked out with flags as he meets another golden retriever with a patriotic neck band before a Fourth of July parade in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
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  • Kristen Willingham, 19, smiles at one of the horses from the Double JJ Ranch shortly before the beginning of the Fourth of July parade Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in Whitehall, Mich.

      Kristen Willingham, 19, smiles at one of the horses from the Double JJ Ranch shortly before the beginning of the Fourth of July parade Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in Whitehall, Mich.
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  • A re-enactor portraying Gen. George Washington speaks to candidates for naturalization during a naturalization ceremony at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate, Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in Alexandria, Va.

      A re-enactor portraying Gen. George Washington speaks to candidates for naturalization during a naturalization ceremony at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate, Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in Alexandria, Va.
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  • Candidates for naturalization take the Oath of Citizenship during a ceremony at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate, Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in Alexandria, Va.

      Candidates for naturalization take the Oath of Citizenship during a ceremony at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate, Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in Alexandria, Va.
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  • Soldiers in period costume stand during Fourth of July events at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate, Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in Alexandria, Va.

      Soldiers in period costume stand during Fourth of July events at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate, Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in Alexandria, Va.
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  • Kyrah Joy participates in the Port Carbon Citizens Committee's annual Fourth of July Parade nicknamed the "Baby Parade" in Port Carbon, Pa. Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

      Kyrah Joy participates in the Port Carbon Citizens Committee's annual Fourth of July Parade nicknamed the "Baby Parade" in Port Carbon, Pa. Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
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  • Re-enactors fire a three-pound cannon and other period weapons in front of George Washington's Mount Vernon home during a Fourth of July event, Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in Alexandria, Va.

      Re-enactors fire a three-pound cannon and other period weapons in front of George Washington's Mount Vernon home during a Fourth of July event, Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in Alexandria, Va.
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  • The crowd watches fireworks during the Music in Plymouth event Tuesday night, July 3, 2012, at the Hilde Performance Center in Plymouth, Minn. For the 40th year, people got a jump on their 4th of July festivities at Music in Plymouth.

      The crowd watches fireworks during the Music in Plymouth event Tuesday night, July 3, 2012, at the Hilde Performance Center in Plymouth, Minn. For the 40th year, people got a jump on their 4th of July festivities at Music in Plymouth.
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  • Fireworks fill the sky after a performance by the Anderson Symphony Orchestra at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson, Ind. on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

      Fireworks fill the sky after a performance by the Anderson Symphony Orchestra at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson, Ind. on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
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  • The crowd watches fireworks during the Music in Plymouth event Tuesday night, July 3, 2012, at the Hilde Performance Center in Plymouth, Minn. For the 40th year, people got a jump on their 4th of July festivities at Music in Plymouth.

      The crowd watches fireworks during the Music in Plymouth event Tuesday night, July 3, 2012, at the Hilde Performance Center in Plymouth, Minn. For the 40th year, people got a jump on their 4th of July festivities at Music in Plymouth.
    Associated Press

  • Fireworks fill the sky after a performance by the Anderson Symphony Orchestra at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson, Ind. on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

      Fireworks fill the sky after a performance by the Anderson Symphony Orchestra at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson, Ind. on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
    Associated Press

  • The full moon rises over Brooklyn as amateur fireworks explode are viewed from Bayonne, N.J., Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

      The full moon rises over Brooklyn as amateur fireworks explode are viewed from Bayonne, N.J., Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
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  • Amateur fireworks explode near Riverview Park in Jersey City, N.J., with the New York City skyline as a backdrop, Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

      Amateur fireworks explode near Riverview Park in Jersey City, N.J., with the New York City skyline as a backdrop, Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
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  • Fireworks explode over the Philadelphia Museum of Art and a statue of George Washington during an Independence Day celebration, Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in Philadelphia.

      Fireworks explode over the Philadelphia Museum of Art and a statue of George Washington during an Independence Day celebration, Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in Philadelphia.
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  • Spectators watch the Valley Fourth fireworks show from the Turner Pavilion lawn in Harrisonburg, Va., Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

      Spectators watch the Valley Fourth fireworks show from the Turner Pavilion lawn in Harrisonburg, Va., Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
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  • Fireworks light up the sky over the Hudson River during the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show as seen from New York on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

      Fireworks light up the sky over the Hudson River during the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show as seen from New York on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
    Associated Press

  • Fireworks light the sky over the U.S. Capitol, left, Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, as seen from Arlington, Va.

      Fireworks light the sky over the U.S. Capitol, left, Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, as seen from Arlington, Va.
    Associated Press

  • The Empire State Building, illuminated with red, white and blue lights, is seen from the Queens borough of New York, backlit by fireworks lighting up the sky over the Hudson River, during the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in New York.

      The Empire State Building, illuminated with red, white and blue lights, is seen from the Queens borough of New York, backlit by fireworks lighting up the sky over the Hudson River, during the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in New York.
    Associated Press

  • Fireworks light the sky over Washington and the U.S. Capitol, left, Washington Monument, and Lincoln Memorial, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in Arlington, Va.

      Fireworks light the sky over Washington and the U.S. Capitol, left, Washington Monument, and Lincoln Memorial, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in Arlington, Va.
    Associated Press

  • Fireworks explode over the Hollywood Bowl on July 3, 2012 in Los Angeles. The Hollywood Bowl puts on more than a dozen shows using pyrotechnics throughout the year.

      Fireworks explode over the Hollywood Bowl on July 3, 2012 in Los Angeles. The Hollywood Bowl puts on more than a dozen shows using pyrotechnics throughout the year.
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  • Portraying "Old Lady Liberty," Hilda Anderson, 102, rides a float in the Chesterfield Independence Day Parade in Chesterfield, Ind. on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

      Portraying "Old Lady Liberty," Hilda Anderson, 102, rides a float in the Chesterfield Independence Day Parade in Chesterfield, Ind. on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
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  • President Barack Obama speaks from the White House balcony as he and first lady Michelle Obama start an Independence Day celebration with a barbecue, concert and a view of fireworks, Wednesday, July 4, 2012, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

      President Barack Obama speaks from the White House balcony as he and first lady Michelle Obama start an Independence Day celebration with a barbecue, concert and a view of fireworks, Wednesday, July 4, 2012, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.
    Associated Press

 

The skies filled with fireworks while people on the ground were sweating it out this July 4. Here are images of celebrations around the country.

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