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Tamron Hall

Celebrating Old Glory

From sea to shining sea, Americans have many different ways of showing they're true to the red, white and blue. Celebrate the Fourth with this star-spangled gallery of patriotic images.

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Showing the flag

From sea to shining sea, Americans have many different ways of showing they're true to the red, white and blue. Celebrate the Fourth with this star-spangled gallery of patriotic images. Swearing in New US citizens wave US flags after being sworn in during a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives June 18, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Brendan Smialowski | AFP
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Intrepid soldiers

Members of the military unfurl an American flag during a wreath laying ceremony at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on May 26, 2014 in New York.

Eric Thayer | Getty Images North America
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Banner bearer

A fan holds an American flag in the infield prior to the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 17, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Patrick Smith | Getty Images North America
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Heroes remembered

On Memorial Day tiny American flags are placed at each grave at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, honoring each soldier killed in action, in May 2014.

Frank Duenzl | dpa
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Rainy reflection

An American flag is reflected in raindrops on Jan. 13, 2014, on a car windshield at Storage Rentals of America in Danville, Ky.

Clay Jackson | The Advocate-Messenger
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Send in the Marines

U.S. Marines hold up the American flag before the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils and Texas Tech Red Raiders in the National University Holiday Bowl on Dec. 30, 2013, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.

Donald Miralle | Getty Images North America
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Wrapped in the flag

A young fan walks with an American flag wrapped around him before the start of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final between the United States and Panama at Soldier Field July 28, 2013, in Chicago.

Tasos Katopodis | Getty Images North America
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Solemn farewell

A U.S. Air Force casket team carries Colonel (retired) Ruth Lucas' flag-draped casket to the grave during her full military honors burial service at Arlington National Cemetery May 29, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. Lucas, of Washington, D.C., was the first African American woman in the Air Force to be promoted to the rank of colonel.

Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images North America
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In memoriam

A flower and an American flag are placed on the next to the names inscribed on the edge of the memorial pool during observances for the eleventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan at the World Trade Center site on Sept. 11, 2012, in New York City.

Pool | Getty Images North America
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Booted up

Delegate Don Genhart wears American flag cowboy boots during the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images North America
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Face it

A U.S. supporter had her face painted with the American flag prior to the USA-Japan women's football final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wembley stadium.

Luis Acosta | AFP
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Riding the wave

A boy waves an American flag from a car window while participating in the annual Memorial Day Parade on May 28, 2012, in Fairfield, Conn.

Spencer Platt | Getty Images North America
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On the beam

Construction workers Danny Conca (left) and Brian Shelly hold an American flag attached to the last steel beam, signed by members of the crews that helped build the tower, as it is hoisted 977 feet to the top of Four World Trade Center on June 25, 2012 in New York City. The building is scheduled to open in 2013.

Spencer Platt | Getty Images North America
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This is a holdup

Members of the US Navy's JROTC hold up a giant American flag during a Memorial Day parade along Constitution Avenue May 28, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

Brendan Smialowski | AFP
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Remembering the fallen

The grave of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Michael Harris is seen through an American flag as the the sun rises over Georgia National Cemetery Monday, May 28, 2012, in Canton, Ga. Harris died Feb 6, 2012 at the age of 22 while serving in Afghanistan.

David Goldman | AP
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Off to the races

A giant American flag is held in the infield during the national anthem prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 27, 2012 in Concord, N.C.

Streeter Lecka | Getty Images North America
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Fold Glory

Civil Air Patrol cadets Devyn Williams, left, Grey Hodson, center, and Katie Zobel hold an American flag before demonstrating the proper way to fold it during a Memorial Day assembly held at Holly Grove Elem. School in Holly Springs, N.C. on May 25, 2012.

Chris Seward | The News and Observer
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Common ground

Two children walk through an installation of 33,000 American flags on display on the Boston Common in honor of Memorial Day and fallen soldiers, in Boston on May 25, 2012.

Cj Gunther | EPA
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Still standing

An American flag stands among the debris from homes that were destroyed by a massive tornado on May 27, 2011 in Joplin, Mo.

Joe Raedle | Getty Images North America
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Electric flag

People are reflected in a puddle as they walk past a neon American flag in New York's Times Square in December 2011.

Justin Lane | EPA
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Gridiron Glory

Members of the armed forces hold a giant American flag during the national anthem prior to the season opener between the San Diego Chargers and the Minnesota Vikings on Sept. 11, 2011, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.

Donald Miralle | Getty Images North America
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Stars and slopes

Jason Utgaard, 26 from Salt Lake City, second from left, and friends celebrated the holiday on July 4, 2011, by skiing Snowbird Ski Resort in Utah, dressed from head to toe in red, white and blue. Snowbird was open for the Fourth of July for only the third time in history.

Lynn Debruin | AP
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Oregon donor

Gary Eichman takes a glimpse of first American flag sewn in Oregon at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, Ore., on June 29, 2011. In 1861, Oregon pioneer Ann Elizabeth Bills was asked to sew an American flag to celebrate Independence Day.

Rick Bowmer | AP
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Freedom ring

The American flag flaps in the breeze against the backdrop of a ring around the sun at the U.S. track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., on June 26, 2011. The rings are caused by cirrus clouds and moisture as high as 30,000 feet where the temperatures are well below freezing. The moisture turns into ice crystals, and the sunlight then reflects off these ice crystals creating a halo or ring.

Don Ryan | AP
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Nailed it

An attendee wears nail polish painted to look like the American flag during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 17, 2011 in New Orleans.

Justin Sullivan | Getty Images North America
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Goooooooooal-ed Glory

Fans cheer with a giant American flag prior to the start of the GoldCup game between the USA and Guadeloupe on June 14, 2011, at LiveStrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas.

Jamie Squire | Getty Images North America
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Red, white and balloon

The PNC American Flag balloon, the world's largest free-flying American flag, was inflated to honor America on Flag Day, June 14, 2011. The balloon was tethered to the ground at DeBaun Field, on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J.

Joe Epstein | FR170243 AP
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In memoriam

American flags adorn grave markers at United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery in Washington on May 27, 2011, in preparation for Memorial Day. USSAH National Cemetery is the first national cemetery and the predecessor of Arlington National Cemetery.

Pablo Martinez Monsivais | AP
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In deep

An American flag reflects off the Mississippi River floodwaters in south Vicksburg, Miss., on May 20, 2011.

Rogelio V. Solis | AP
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Play ball!

A large American flag is unfurled prior to the start of the New York Mets' home-opening baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field in New York, April 8, 2011.

Henny Ray Abrams | FR151332 AP
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Rally round the flag

A huge American flag flies at the Tea Party Patriots "Continuing Revolution" rally on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 31, 2011.

Kevin Lamarque | X00157
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Long may she float

Melissa Poirier grabs hold of an American flag-themed raft handed to her at North Shore Park in St. Petersburg, Fla., on July 4, 2010.

Shadd, Dirk | St. Petersburg Times
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Fit to be tie

John Robson wears an American flag bowtie while attending U.S Ambassador to Canada David Jacobson's Fourth of July Party in Ottawa on July 4, 2010.

Pawel Dwulit | CP
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Rain on the parade

An American flag is seen through raindrops on a windshield on July 4, 2010, in Salina, Kansas. Rain canceled or postponed many Fourth of July events in the area that day.

Tom Dorsey | SALINA JOURNAL
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Dedicated dolphin

Liberty, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, dons a hat and carries an American flag in his mouth at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, Calif., on July 1, 2010. The dolphin was named Liberty because he was born on the Fourth of July in 1990.

Ben Margot | AP
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Her eyes have seen Old Glory

Roberta Allen, from San Jose, Calif., wears American flag contact lenses at a rally supporting troops in Berkeley, Calif., on Feb. 12, 2008.

Jeff Chiu | AP
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Red lights and blue

An man wearing a cowboy hat walks past an American flag light display at Rhema Bible Church in Broken Arrow, Okla., on Dec. 20, 2006.

Brandi Simons | AP
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