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U.S. enjoys July 4 parades, picnics under watchful eyes of police

A particapant wears an Uncle Sam hat during Santa Monica's seventh annual Fourth of July parade in Santa Monica, California, July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

A particapant wears an Uncle Sam hat during Santa Monica's seventh annual Fourth of July parade in Santa Monica, California, July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

A particapant wears an Uncle Sam hat during Santa Monica's seventh annual Fourth of July parade in Santa Monica, California, July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn
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A girl wears a junior firefighting hat during Santa Monica's seventh annual Fourth of July parade in Santa Monica, California, July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

A girl wears a junior firefighting hat during Santa Monica's seventh annual Fourth of July parade in Santa Monica, California, July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

A girl wears a junior firefighting hat during Santa Monica's seventh annual Fourth of July parade in Santa Monica, California, July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn
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People arrive from lower Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty during its reopening to the public in New York July 4, 2013. Under steamy summer skies, tourists in New York flocked to ferries headed for the Statue of Liberty, re-opening with an Independence Day ceremony after closing in October as Superstorm Sandy approached. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

People arrive from lower Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty during its reopening to the public in New York July 4, 2013. Under steamy summer skies, tourists in New York flocked to ferries headed for the Statue of Liberty, re-opening with an...more

People arrive from lower Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty during its reopening to the public in New York July 4, 2013. Under steamy summer skies, tourists in New York flocked to ferries headed for the Statue of Liberty, re-opening with an Independence Day ceremony after closing in October as Superstorm Sandy approached. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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People wait in line to catch the ferry to Manhattan from the Statue of Liberty during its reopening to the public in New York July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

People wait in line to catch the ferry to Manhattan from the Statue of Liberty during its reopening to the public in New York July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

People wait in line to catch the ferry to Manhattan from the Statue of Liberty during its reopening to the public in New York July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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The Haig family stands for the United States pledge of allegiance before a public reading the United States Declaration of Independence, part of Fourth of July Independence Day celebrations, in Boston, Massachusetts July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The Haig family stands for the United States pledge of allegiance before a public reading the United States Declaration of Independence, part of Fourth of July Independence Day celebrations, in Boston, Massachusetts July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The Haig family stands for the United States pledge of allegiance before a public reading the United States Declaration of Independence, part of Fourth of July Independence Day celebrations, in Boston, Massachusetts July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Re-enactors march away from the Old State House following a public reading of the United States Declaration of Independence, part of July Fourth Independence Day celebrations, in Boston, Massachusetts July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Re-enactors march away from the Old State House following a public reading of the United States Declaration of Independence, part of July Fourth Independence Day celebrations, in Boston, Massachusetts July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Re-enactors march away from the Old State House following a public reading of the United States Declaration of Independence, part of July Fourth Independence Day celebrations, in Boston, Massachusetts July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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A girl poses for her father as they visit the Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island during its reopening to the public in New York, July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A girl poses for her father as they visit the Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island during its reopening to the public in New York, July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A girl poses for her father as they visit the Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island during its reopening to the public in New York, July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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A United States flag casts a shadow on the ground as spectators wait for a public reading the United States Declaration of Independence, part of Fourth of July Independence Day celebrations, in Boston, Massachusetts July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A United States flag casts a shadow on the ground as spectators wait for a public reading the United States Declaration of Independence, part of Fourth of July Independence Day celebrations, in Boston, Massachusetts July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A United States flag casts a shadow on the ground as spectators wait for a public reading the United States Declaration of Independence, part of Fourth of July Independence Day celebrations, in Boston, Massachusetts July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Fireworks for Independence Day are seen in Union Beach, New Jersey July 3, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Fireworks for Independence Day are seen in Union Beach, New Jersey July 3, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Fireworks for Independence Day are seen in Union Beach, New Jersey July 3, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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(R-L) Rick, Connor, Claire and Lalita Perkins pose for a picture as they visit the Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island during its reopening to the public in New York, July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

(R-L) Rick, Connor, Claire and Lalita Perkins pose for a picture as they visit the Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island during its reopening to the public in New York, July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

(R-L) Rick, Connor, Claire and Lalita Perkins pose for a picture as they visit the Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island during its reopening to the public in New York, July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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A man walks past a vacant plot where a restaurant building stood before Hurricane Sandy during an Independence Day party in Union Beach, New Jersey July 3, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A man walks past a vacant plot where a restaurant building stood before Hurricane Sandy during an Independence Day party in Union Beach, New Jersey July 3, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A man walks past a vacant plot where a restaurant building stood before Hurricane Sandy during an Independence Day party in Union Beach, New Jersey July 3, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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People are seen at an Independence Day party in Union Beach, New Jersey July 3, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

People are seen at an Independence Day party in Union Beach, New Jersey July 3, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

People are seen at an Independence Day party in Union Beach, New Jersey July 3, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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