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Stars and Stripes on display for the Fourth of July

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The PNC American Flag balloon is inflated in honor of America for Independence Day on the De Baun Athletic Complex at Stevens Institute of Technology on July 3, in Hoboken, New Jersey. The 53 by 78 foot balloon is the world's largest free-flying American flag, weighs 530 pounds and is being flown in the upcoming 30th annual NJ Festival of Ballooning.

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Spud Byrd, of Bowling Green, Ky., paints a star on a 300-foot by 600-foot American flag in the front yard of Robert and Doris Burr's home in Bowling Green, Ky. Burr, with Ken Cardwell, has been pairing the huge flag for 10 years. Cardwell said this year is the last one for the familiar July Fourth sight.

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From sea to shining sea, Americans have many different ways of showing they're true to the red, white and blue. Celebrate the Fourth with this star-spangled gallery of patriotic images.