Celebrating U.S. Independence Day

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An American flag blows in the wind as the U.S. Capitol and Washington Monument, rear left, are illuminated by fireworks, Wednesday, July 4, 2007, in Washington.
An American flag blows in the wind as the U.S. Capitol and Washington Monument, rear left, are illuminated by fireworks, Wednesday, July 4, 2007, in Washington.

Celebrating U.S. Independence Day

As we celebrate Independence Day across the United States, U.S. embassies and consulates are also commemorating the July 4th holiday, sharing U.S. culture and the holiday’s traditions with the people of their host countries. During these celebrations, U.S. Ambassadors and other staff at embassies and consulates often highlight the importance of our friendships and partnerships abroad.

Here are some highlights from their celebrations from around the world:

Editor's Note: This entry also appears in the U.S. Department of State's publication on Medium.