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Thursday, 5 July, 2001, 08:46 GMT 09:46 UK
In pictures: US celebrates independence
Wednesday marked 225 years since the United States declared its independence from Britain. Americans at home and abroad celebrated - as did some famous guests.


KFOR US peacekeepers play baseball at the US base of Bondsteel in Kosovo
US peacekeepers played baseball in Kosovo

The Blue Man Group performs for Fourth of July celebrations
The Blue Man Group performed in Philadelphia, home of Independence Hall...

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan speaks at Independence Hall, Philadelphia
... where the UN's Kofi Annan received the 2001 Philadelphia Liberty Medal

Anthony Hopkins at the Fourth of July Celebrations in Los Angeles
Actor Anthony Hopkins - born in Wales - celebrated in California, where he lives

US President George W Bush speaks in front of a bust of George Washington
Two Georges: Mr Bush spoke in front a bust of Washington

George W Bush plays football at an Urban Block Party in Philadelphia
The president also found time to have fun

Fireworks at the Washington Monument, Washington DC
The celebrations ended with the traditional fireworks

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