Master of ceremonies George Shea comforts Sonya Thomas after she won the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating contest with a total of 36 and three quarters hot dogs and buns at Coney Island, Thursday, July 4, 2013, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Gallery: Fourth of July across the U.S.
Jul. 04, 2013 @ 04:08 PM
From Revolutionary War re-enactments to fireworks and parades, communities across the country found dozens of ways to celebrate Independence Day.