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Photos That Celebrate America’s Independence

What do you picture when you say 'Fourth of July?'


By The Editors

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Gorgeous fireworks display

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Say the words "Independence Day" and images of fireworks, parades and picnics automatically spring to mind.

This slideshow has a few images that draw on different notions of patriotism and liberty. Perfect for this 4th of July.

Yosemite National Park

America, the Beautiful

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Enjoying our country's natural beauty in its 59 national parks.

New American citizen

Land of Liberty

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In 2016, over 750,000 people gained U.S. citizenship.

Kid saying pledge of allegiance

Liberty and Justice for All

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Congress formally adopted the Pledge of Allegiance in 1942.

Pat Oatman from the Middleton Idaho Post 39 Honor Guar

Independence Day

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Bristol, R.I., holds the title for having the oldest continuous Independence Day celebration in the U.S. — held annually since 1785.

Today, there are more than 6,500 Little League programs in nearly 90 countries.

As American As Baseball and Apple Pie

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Baseball has been a part of the U.S. since at least 1792, when a Massachusetts town regulated how closely it could be played to its meeting hall.

Shriners

Civic Participation

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Being involved in community life.

woman voting

Get Out and Vote

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Being part of the process of democracy.

Master Sergeant, Francisco Navarro, from the Homestead Air Reserve folds an American flag in front of the four flag draped caskets holding the remains of four homeless United States military veterans.

What Price, Freedom?

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Valuing freedom means remembering its price.

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