Fourth of July celebrations across the globe

Photographers take photos of people posing for pictures a the base of the Statue of Liberty, Thursday, July 4, 2013 at in New York. The Statue of Liberty finally reopened on the Fourth of July months after Superstorm Sandy swamped Liberty Island in New York Harbor as Americans across the country marked the holiday with fireworks and barbecues. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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From colonial re-enactments in Boston to flag-shaped cakes in Afghanistan, Americans around the world celebrate Independence Day on July 4.

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