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Independence Day Around the Country

Picnickers and party-goers celebrate Independence Day from coast to coast. Taki Burroughs participates in a parade in Dundalk, Md. (Gail Burton / AP)
President George W. Bush speaks during a visit at Fort Bragg, N.C. Bush visited with Army Special Operations Command and had lunch with soldiers and their families. (Gerry Broome / AP)
Bush holds a surprise birthday cake, two days before his 60th birthday, during lunch with the troops at Fort Bragg, N.C. (Paul J. Richards / AFP / Getty)
Space Shuttle Discovery mission specialists Lisa Nowak, left, and Michael Fossum make their way to space shuttle Discovery. STS-121, the second launch since January 2003, will take the crew on a 12-day mission. (Red Huber / Orlando Sentinel)
Unidentified runners participate in the Peachtree Road Race in downtown Atlanta. (Gregory Smith / AP)
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