This Is How Americans Celebrated The 4th Of July This Year

Happy birthday, America.

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2. Choose your soundtrack, then scroll down:

3. Traditional:

4. Jimi Hendrix:

5. Sufjan Stevens:

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Fireworks illuminate the Charles River in Boston on July 3.

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Fireworks in Owensboro, Kentucky, on July 3.

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Fireworks over the Mississippi River in Alton, Illinois, July 3.

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Fire works in St. Louis on July 3.

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Fireworks over the Saginaw River in Bay City, Michigan, on July 3.

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Fireworks in Washington, D.C., on July 4, 2014.

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Fireworks at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.

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