Robert and Gena Phillips eat fried fish, coleslaw, and hushpuppies following the annual Independence Day parade in Micanopy, Fla.
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In this long exposure photograph, the swing ride goes around during dusk at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar, Calif. The fair goes from June 8 to July 4th and features games, rides, contests, livestock, food, and much more.
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New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg (c.) watches competitive eater Joey Chestnut (l.) and Sonya Thomas eat a hot dog during the official weigh in for Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Eating Contest in New York.
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A man competes, as a police helicopter circles above, at the Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California.
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Leticia Baes, of the Phillipines, poses for a photo at the bases of the Statue of Liberty, July 4, 2013 in New York. The Statue of Liberty finally reopened on the Fourth of July months after Superstorm Sandy swamped its little island in New York Harbor.
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Scott Webb, of Waldorf, Md., celebrates during the finale of the Boston Pops Fourth of July Concert at the Hatch Shell in Boston.
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Olivia Snapp (l.) and Shelby Reynolds take part in a pre-Fourth of July Patriotic Bike Parade in Knoxville, Tenn.
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For the first time in over 60 years, bucking horses are driven down Main Street in St. Paul, Ore. to the arena to kick off the town's 78th annual Fourth of July rodeo. The St. Paul Rodeo is the 15th largest in the country and the largest on the Fourth of July.
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Aisha Al Dulaimi (l.) sister Noor Al Dulaimi with their father, Max (r.) all from Iraq, and Adam Omar (c.) from Sudan, celebrate Independence Day with American neighbors and new refugees in Durham, N.C.
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A man looks toward the statue of Thomas Jefferson, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, during a visit to the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. The nation's capital will host a wide array of events to commemorate Independence Day.
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Kallie Adams, principal at the Sitka Adventist School, helps to set up the school’s smoothie booth on Baranof playground in Sitka, Alaska. More than a dozen food and game booths opened Tuesday for the Independence Day celebration.
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Kirstin Szogas (c.) square dances with Julian Wilson (l.), Cassie Szogas, and Natalie Szogas, during the 34th annual Festival for the Eno in Durham, NC.
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Susan Cox (c.) of Millbrook, Ala., celebrates a victory in the cardboard boat race, during the Fourth of July Celebration in Prattville, Ala.
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A Bald Eagle juvenile on its nest at Heritage Park, Kirkland, Washington, June 21, 2013. The floating launch pad for July Fourth fireworks display in suburban Seattle was moved from its usual site to avoid frightening a pair of baby bald eagles nesting in a tree on the shore of Lake Washington
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Children from Brentwood Childcare use their buckets as hats until the blueberry picking started at Wadsworth Farms in Cropwell, Ala.
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A family buys fireworks at a TNT Fireworks stand in Monterey Park, Calif. In Los Angeles County, only “Safe and Sane” fireworks are allowed in 32 cities served by the Los Angeles County Fire Department.