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23 Pictures From July 4th Weekend Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic

Despite rising COVID-19 numbers across the country, many Americans chose to gather in large groups and without masks to celebrate Independence Day weekend.

Posted on July 6, 2020, at 3:43 p.m. ET

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People participate in the Independence Day parade in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, on July 4.

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People gather at Prospect Park in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on July 4.

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Elaine Steele, 77, watches the OneHB Neighborhood Parade celebrating the 4th of July in Huntington Beach on July 4.

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People participate in the Independence Day parade in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, on July 4.

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A lifeguard vehicle is parked on the shore as people crowd Pacific Beach in San Diego on July 3.

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A family waits in line at the entrance to an amusement pier in Wildwood, New Jersey, on July 3.

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People wearing masks ride attractions at an amusement pier in Wildwood, New Jersey, on July 3.

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A person wearing American flag clothing poses on the boardwalk at Coney Island, New York City, on July 4.

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People select fireworks for purchase from a vendor in Orlando on July 4.

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People wear face masks and undergo mandatory temperature checks before entering the pier in Cocoa Beach, Florida, on July 4.

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A hostess provides hand sanitizer to patrons entering a restaurant in the South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach on July 3.

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Beachgoers gather at Coney Island on July 4.

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People gather at Rockaway Beach in the Queens borough of New York City on July 4.

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Signs displaying social distancing rules stand outside a business at Rockaway Beach on July 4.

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A lifeguard walks along the beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on July 4.

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A discarded mask floats in the ocean surf in Wildwood, New Jersey, on July 3.

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A couple rides on a golf cart in Myrtle Beach on July 4.

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People walk on the boardwalk in Myrtle Beach on July 4.

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People walk along Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach on July 4.

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A Park Service ranger offers free cloth face masks to spectators gathering near the Washington Memorial for Independence Day fireworks in Washington, DC, on July 4.

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Spectators attend Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular in New York City on July 4.

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People watch a fireworks display in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on July 4.

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Spectators sit atop a pillar at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC, as fireworks burst in the air during Independence Day celebrations on July 4.



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