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Fireworks, music, parades and more helped locals celebrate the United States’ 242nd birthday on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 04: People cool themselves in water spray from a fire truck outside the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival on Independence Day July 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. An oppressive heat has settled over much of the nation and is expected to last at least through the end of the week, according to forecasts. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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