AP PHOTOS: Celebrating 4th with parades, fireworks

Friday - 7/5/2013, 12:46pm EDT

The Associated Press

Fireworks lit up the sky above cities and towns across the U.S. in July Fourth celebrations. The shows followed a day of parades, concerts, and in New York City, the reopening of the Statue of Liberty, which had been shuttered by Superstorm Sandy.

Here's a gallery of images from Independence Day preparations and celebrations.

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