America Celebrates 4 Of July (PHOTOS)

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America celebrated her 237th birthday on Thursday with the usual fourth of July fanfare.

America Celebrates 4th Of July

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America celebrated her 237th birthday on Thursday with the usual fourth of July fanfare.

In Washington DC, the nation's capital, hundreds of thousands gathered to watch a massive fireworks display set to the music of the military band playing Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture."

President Barack Obama led Washington's celebrations, which included a concert on the National Mall, by hosting members of the U.S. military and their families on the South Lawn of the White House.

The crowd of about 1,200 were treated to a barbecue and a concert by "The President's Own" Marine Band.

Here’s how America celebrated its Independence Day in 2013:

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People watch the fireworks erupt over the Hudson River, New York.

 

 

 

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The red glare of Independence Day fireworks light the water around boaters in the Potomac River, Washington.

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People stand in the middle of 44th St at Times Square to watch Independence Day fireworks .

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People watch the fireworks erupt over the Hudson River,NYC.

 

 

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Independence Day fireworks light the sky over Washington.

America Celebrates 4 Of July

Independence Day in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

America Celebrates 4 Of July

Independence Day fireworks light the sky over the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

America Celebrates 4 Of July

Fireworks erupt over the Hudson River, New York.

 

America Celebrates 4 Of July

A woman watches the fireworks for Independence Day in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

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Independence Day fireworks light the sky over the U.S. Capitol, Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

July Fourth is a national holiday in the U.S., which commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain. And even after 237 year America knows how to celebrate it.

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