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<p>Fireworks explode over the New York City skyline as part of the Independence Day celebration in New York, July 4, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi </p>

Fireworks explode over the New York City skyline as part of the Independence Day celebration in New York, July 4, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Fireworks explode over the New York City skyline as part of the Independence Day celebration in New York, July 4, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>Spectators wait for fireworks explode over the New York City skyline as part of the Independence Day celebration in Weehawken, New Jersey, July 4, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi </p>

Spectators wait for fireworks explode over the New York City skyline as part of the Independence Day celebration in Weehawken, New Jersey, July 4, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Spectators wait for fireworks explode over the New York City skyline as part of the Independence Day celebration in Weehawken, New Jersey, July 4, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>Independence Day fireworks are seen over the US Capitol and Washington Monument from the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, July 4, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst</p>

Independence Day fireworks are seen over the US Capitol and Washington Monument from the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, July 4, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Independence Day fireworks are seen over the US Capitol and Washington Monument from the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, July 4, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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<p>Fireworks explode in celebration of Independence Day in Washington near the White House, July 4, 2010. 
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Fireworks explode in celebration of Independence Day in Washington near the White House, July 4, 2010. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

Fireworks explode in celebration of Independence Day in Washington near the White House, July 4, 2010. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

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<p>People pass the time as they wait for the Independence Day fireworks to begin in Weehawken, New Jersey, July 4, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi </p>

People pass the time as they wait for the Independence Day fireworks to begin in Weehawken, New Jersey, July 4, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

People pass the time as they wait for the Independence Day fireworks to begin in Weehawken, New Jersey, July 4, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>Fireworks explode over the New York City skyline as part of the Independence Day celebration in New York, July 4, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi </p>

Fireworks explode over the New York City skyline as part of the Independence Day celebration in New York, July 4, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Fireworks explode over the New York City skyline as part of the Independence Day celebration in New York, July 4, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>Fireworks explode over the New York City skyline as part of the Independence Day celebration in New York, July 4, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi </p>

Fireworks explode over the New York City skyline as part of the Independence Day celebration in New York, July 4, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Fireworks explode over the New York City skyline as part of the Independence Day celebration in New York, July 4, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>Lucille Reyes (L) and her mother-in-law Santa Reyes take refuge from the heat under red, white and blue umbrella hats as they watch the New York Mets and Washington Nationals play in Washington on Independence Day, July 4, 2010.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst  </p>

Lucille Reyes (L) and her mother-in-law Santa Reyes take refuge from the heat under red, white and blue umbrella hats as they watch the New York Mets and Washington Nationals play in Washington on Independence Day, July 4, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan...more

Lucille Reyes (L) and her mother-in-law Santa Reyes take refuge from the heat under red, white and blue umbrella hats as they watch the New York Mets and Washington Nationals play in Washington on Independence Day, July 4, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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<p>President Obama speaks, standing next to first lady Michelle Obama, from the balcony as he welcomes military families to a barbeque on the South Lawn of the White House to celebrate Independence Day, July 4, 2010.           REUTERS/Mike Theiler </p>

President Obama speaks, standing next to first lady Michelle Obama, from the balcony as he welcomes military families to a barbeque on the South Lawn of the White House to celebrate Independence Day, July 4, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Theiler more

President Obama speaks, standing next to first lady Michelle Obama, from the balcony as he welcomes military families to a barbeque on the South Lawn of the White House to celebrate Independence Day, July 4, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

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<p>President Obama greets members of military families, who have gathered for a barbeque on the South Lawn of the White House to celebrate America's Independence Day, July 4, 2010.           REUTERS/Mike Theiler </p>

President Obama greets members of military families, who have gathered for a barbeque on the South Lawn of the White House to celebrate America's Independence Day, July 4, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

President Obama greets members of military families, who have gathered for a barbeque on the South Lawn of the White House to celebrate America's Independence Day, July 4, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

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