AP PHOTOS: Americans celebrate July 4th with fireworks, hot dogs despite Hurricane Arthur

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Fireworks explode over the Philadelphia Museum of Art during an Independence Day celebration, Friday, July 4, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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The United States marks 238 years as an independent nation as it celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, food and music, despite Hurricane Arthur crashing holiday parties along the East Coast.

Here's a look at some of the Independence Day celebrations that have taken place across the nation.

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