Fourth of July fireworks across the U.S.

  • Thu Jul 5th, 2012 9:42am
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Associated Press

Across the United States, Americans celebrated 236 years of independence with backyard barbeques, family gatherings and, of course, fireworks.

Many celebrations were scaled-down or canceled due to weather-related power outages and concerns of spreading wildfires amid dry, hot weather. But many more went on as planned.

Hundreds of thousands from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic were spending the Fourth of July like America’s founders did in 1776: Without the conveniences of electricity and air conditioning.

Here’s a photo gallery from Fourth of July celebrations across the U.S.