TIME 4th of July

Watch America’s Best Fourth of July Fireworks in 1 Video

Happy birthday America.

This Fourth of July, despite the best efforts of Hurricane Arthur to disrupt proceedings, Americans gathered to launch pyrotechnics in to the sky, because freedom.

Whereas sometimes this has the capacity to go wrong, 2014 saw a wave of spectacular displays across the country.

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