From Revolutionary War re-enactments to fireworks and parades, communities across the country found dozens of ways to celebrate Independence Day.
Newly-sworn in citizens Max Chernikov, left, and younger brother Dmitry Chernikov, from Russia, prepare to recite the Pledge of Allegiance during a citizenship ceremony at the old school house in Old Sacramento, Calif. on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service presented several young people with certificates of citizenship on the eve of Independence Day at the one room school house in Old Sacramento. (AP Photo/The Sacramento Bee, Randall Benton)