New York City Celebrates Fourth of July

New York City celebrates the Fourth of July on the 235th anniversary of declaring independence from the British Empire.

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Spectators watch fireworks explode over the Hudson River from 42nd street during Macy's annual 4th of July fireworks show on Monday, July 4, 2011 in New York.
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Fireworks are launched from barges in the Hudson River in New York, Monday, July 4, 2011.
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Spectators watch the fireworks display over the Hudson River, Monday, July 4, 2011, in New York.
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The Empire State Building, illuminated with red, white and blue lights, is seen from across the East River in the Queens borough of New York, as fireworks explode over the Hudson River.
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A portion Manhattan's west side is closed to vehicular traffic, allowing pedestrians to camp out and wait for the 40,000 shells launched after dusk from a barge on the river.
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The Empire State Building, illuminated with red, white and blue lights, is seen from across the East River in the Queens borough of New York, as fireworks exploding over the Hudson River during the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show on Monday, July 4, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
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People gather at XVI lounge at sunset before the fireworks show over the Hudson River on July 4, 2011 in New York City. The United States celebrated its 235th anniversary of declaring independence from the British Empire.
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Fireworks explode over the Hudson River on July 4, 2011 in New York City.
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Fireworks are launched from barges in the Hudson River in New York, Monday, July 4, 2011.
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Revelers celebrate at XVI lounge as fireworks explode over the Hudson River.
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Revelers take photos at XVI lounge as fireworks explode over the Hudson River.
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Celebrating at XVI lounge as fireworks explode over the Hudson River.
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Independence Day fireworks illuminate the sky over the Hudson River and a portion of Manhattan's west side.
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Independence Day fireworks illuminate the sky over the Hudson River and a portion of Manhattan's west side.
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