America Celebrates Fourth of July

Published July 5th, 2022 - 09:54 GMT

Thousands of fireworks were released into the sky yesterday, July 4th, as Americans were celebrating Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July.

Dozens have taken to the streets to participate in the Fourth of July parades which were held in all of the states carrying national flags and listening to music, attending festivals, and watching live concerts where singers joined and talented performers presented amazing work.

However, the happiness was no longer to continue in Chicago after a July 4th parade was interrupted by a 22-year-old gunman killing six people during an independence day celebration in Highland Park.

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In an aerial view, large illegal fireworks are set off late into the night, long after the professional Independence Day shows have ended, on July 4, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. David McNew/Getty Images/AFP

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A vendor sells American Flags to spectators waiting for the start of the Independence Day firework show at the Washington Monument on July 4, 2022 in Washington, DC. Crowds lined the National Mall to watch the capitals annual fireworks show celebrating the Fourth of July. Nathan Howard/Getty Images/AFP

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A spectator wearing American Flag socks waits for the start of the Independence Day firework show at the Lincoln Memorial on July 4, 2022 in Washington, DC. Crowds lined the National Mall to watch the capitals annual fireworks show celebrating the Fourth of July. Nathan Howard/Getty Images/AFP

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Spectators watch as fireworks erupt over the Washington Monument on July 4, 2022 in Washington, DC. Crowds lined the National Mall to watch the capitals annual fireworks show celebrating Independence Day. Nathan Howard/Getty Images/AFP

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Spectators watch as fireworks erupt over the Washington Monument on July 4, 2022 in Washington, DC. Crowds lined the National Mall to watch the capitals annual fireworks show celebrating Independence Day. Nathan Howard/Getty Images/AFP

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The Rose Garden is draped in American flags as guests on the south lawn watch the fireworks go off on national mall from the White House on July 04, 2022 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Biden and first lady Jill Biden hosted a Fourth of July BBQ and concert with military families and other guests on the south lawn of the White House. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/AFP

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shooter opened fire Monday during a parade to mark US Independence Day in the state of Illinois, killing at least six people, officials said. (Photo by Youngrae Kim / AFP)

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A person with a U.S. flag design on their lips takes part in the 2022 Nathans Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4, 2022 in New York City. The contest, which has happened every year since 1972, has returned in front of Nathan’s Famous on Surf Avenue this year. Kena Betancur/Getty Images/AFP

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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks at the White House on July 04, 2022 in Washington, DC. Biden and first lady Jill Biden were hosting a Fourth of July BBQ and concert with military families and other guests on the south lawn of the White House. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/AFP

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In an aerial view, large illegal fireworks are set off late into the night, long after the professional Independence Day shows have ended, on July 4, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. David McNew/Getty Images/AFP
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A vendor sells American Flags to spectators waiting for the start of the Independence Day firework show at the Washington Monument on July 4, 2022 in Washington, DC. Crowds lined the National Mall to watch the capitals annual fireworks show celebrating the Fourth of July. Nathan Howard/Getty Images/AFP
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A spectator wearing American Flag socks waits for the start of the Independence Day firework show at the Lincoln Memorial on July 4, 2022 in Washington, DC. Crowds lined the National Mall to watch the capitals annual fireworks show celebrating the Fourth of July. Nathan Howard/Getty Images/AFP
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Spectators watch as fireworks erupt over the Washington Monument on July 4, 2022 in Washington, DC. Crowds lined the National Mall to watch the capitals annual fireworks show celebrating Independence Day. Nathan Howard/Getty Images/AFP
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Spectators watch as fireworks erupt over the Washington Monument on July 4, 2022 in Washington, DC. Crowds lined the National Mall to watch the capitals annual fireworks show celebrating Independence Day. Nathan Howard/Getty Images/AFP
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The Rose Garden is draped in American flags as guests on the south lawn watch the fireworks go off on national mall from the White House on July 04, 2022 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Biden and first lady Jill Biden hosted a Fourth of July BBQ and concert with military families and other guests on the south lawn of the White House. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/AFP
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shooter opened fire Monday during a parade to mark US Independence Day in the state of Illinois, killing at least six people, officials said. (Photo by Youngrae Kim / AFP)
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A person with a U.S. flag design on their lips takes part in the 2022 Nathans Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4, 2022 in New York City. The contest, which has happened every year since 1972, has returned in front of Nathan’s Famous on Surf Avenue this year. Kena Betancur/Getty Images/AFP
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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks at the White House on July 04, 2022 in Washington, DC. Biden and first lady Jill Biden were hosting a Fourth of July BBQ and concert with military families and other guests on the south lawn of the White House. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/AFP

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