Each year on July 4th, America celebrates Independence Day, remembering the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and the country's independence from Great Britain.
Traditionally marked with cook-outs, parades and fireworks shows, Americans do not let the Fourth of July pass without a proper party. And even if they are not in the country on the day itself, American citizens around the world aren't the least bit hesitant to show off the country's colors of red, white and blue in a powerful display.
A woman attends Independence Day ceremonies on July 4, 2014 at the US embassy in Paris. (BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)
The residence of the US ambassador to France is seen during preparations prior to Independence Day ceremonies on July 4, 2014 in Paris. (BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. soldiers serving in a peacekeeping mission in Kosovo take part in Independence Day celebrations at the US Camp Bondsteel near the village of Sojeva, Kosovo on July 4, 2014. (ARMEND NIMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
A man sings in front a giant cake on for Independence Day celebrations at the US Camp Bondsteel near the village of Sojeva, Kosovo on July 4, 2014. (ARMEND NIMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
The traditional July 4 garden party is held at the Spaso House, the residence of the American ambassador in Moscow, Russia, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
— Maxim Eristavi (@MaximEristavi) July 3, 2014
— Francis Ricciardone (@FrankDiplomacy) July 2, 2014
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) July 4, 2014
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— Matthew Barzun (@MatthewBarzun) July 4, 2014