Fourth of July: American Independence Day

  • Fireworks illuminate the sky over the U.S. Capitol building and the Washington Monument during Fourth of July celebrations, on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • In this photo provided by Disney, singer Katy Perry, right, poses Friday, July 4, 2014, with Minnie Mouse at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Perry, who sang the hit song "Firework," visited Walt Disney World Resort on the Fourth of July during a break in her global "Prismatic" concert tour. (AP Photo/Disney, Chloe Rice)
  • Fireworks explode over the Philadelphia Museum of Art during an Independence Day celebration, Friday, July 4, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
  • Fireworks illuminate the sky over the U.S. Capitol building and the Washington Monument during Fourth of July celebrations, on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Jaclyn Dickens rides a U.S. flag-decorated horse before the St. Joseph Mustangs' baseball game at Phil Welch Stadium in St. Joseph. (AP Photo)
  • Fireworks illuminate the sky over the U.S. Capitol building and the Washington Monument during Fourth of July celebrations, on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • This aerial photo shows a Fourth of July fireworks celebration over the Mississippi River in New Orleans, Friday, July 4, 2014. The Mercedes-Benz Superdome is lit in purple because Prince is performing at the Essence Festival. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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