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USA gears up to celebrate Fourth of July- American Independence Day

Americans prepared to celebrate the nation's 238th birthday on Friday.

Fireworks illuminate the sky at the Hudson Mills Metropark Fireworks in Dexter.
Americans prepared to celebrate the nation's 238th birthday on Friday. (Source: AP)

Bullard, Texas, kicks off the Fourth of July weekend with a Children's Patriotic Parade on Thursday. (Source: AP)

A long time exposure captures a final burst of aerial fireworks at the City of Jackson's First Fourth of July Celebration in Jackson.
A standing room only crowd listened to various musical acts, participated in family and kid friendly activities and capped the evening with a 20-minute firework show. (Source: AP)

Angel Chavez, 3, watches a fireworks show from the shoulders of his father, Jose Chavez, in Bartlett. (Source: AP)

Fair St. Louis fireworks illuminate the sky in front of the St. Louis Art Museum on Wednesday. (Source: AP)

Newly-sworn in U.S. citizens cheer during a naturalization ceremony for more than 1,000 citizenship candidates at Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves baseball team in Atlanta.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services welcomed 1,094 new citizens from 81 countries as part of their annual Independence Day celebration marking the nation’s 238th birthday this year. (Source: AP)

Kari Whittington, left, and Trudie Mare, originally from South Africa, pose for a photo with a U.S. flag after a naturalization ceremony in Irving, Texas.
The Immigration and Naturalization Service is swearing in over 9,000 new citizens over the Fourth of July holiday week in ceremonies held around the country. (Source: AP)

Jaclyn Dickens rides a U.S. flag-decorated horse before the St. Joseph Mustangs' baseball game at Phil Welch Stadium in St. Joseph. (Source: AP)

Fireworks explode over the Charles River in Boston. The annual Boston Pops Fourth of July concert and fireworks show was moved up a day because of potential heavy rain ahead of Hurricane Arthur. (Source: AP)

Sister and brother, Sapphire Kothe, left, and Micah Kothe, right, snap a selfie before the Thunder Over Ashland fireworks display at Memorial Field in Ashland, on Thursday evening. (Source: AP)