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Ila Gocke, 5, sings patriotic songs on Thursday, July 4, 2013, while attending the annual Watts Hospital-Hillandale Fourth of July celebration with her father, Matt Gocke, and mother, Dara Shain, in Durham, N.C. The annual parade was started by Alice Walker in 1950. (AP Photo/The Herald-Sun, Christine T. Nguyen)

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.