Fourth of July celebrations

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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)

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The United States marks 238 years as an independent nation as it celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, food and music, despite Hurricane Arthur crashing holiday parties along the East Coast.

Here's a look at some of the Independence Day celebrations that have taken place across the nation.

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