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New York celebrates Independence Day

New York celebrates Independence Day
Fireworks explode over the Hudson River in New York City to celebrate Independence Day. It was the first time since 2000 that the fireworks, from Macy's department store, took place over the Hudson River and not the East River. (Getty Images)
New York celebrates Independence Day
Jorge Garcia drapes himself in the American flag as he waits for a fireworks show to begin in New Jersey. (Getty Images)
New York celebrates Independence Day
A lot of time, money and effort goes into planning the spectacular annual display. (Getty Images)
New York celebrates Independence Day
People of all ages gathered on the banks of the river to see the spectacular display. (Getty Images)
New York celebrates Independence Day
Crowds watch the colourful display with the New York City skyline seen in the distance. (Getty Images)
New York celebrates Independence Day
The New York City skyline is seen in the distance as fireworks explode over the Hudson River. (Getty Images)

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