Cheering, U.S. style

Fireworks lighting up the New York City skyline during the annual Macy's Fourth of July fireworks.
Fireworks lighting up the New York City skyline during the annual Macy's Fourth of July fireworks.PHOTOS: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, REUTERS
Mr Matt Stonie chomping his way to becoming champion of the annual Fourth of July Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Brooklyn, New York.
Mr Matt Stonie chomping his way to becoming champion of the annual Fourth of July Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Brooklyn, New York.
A flag-waving woman is all smiles at an Independence Day parade in Barnstable, Massachusetts
A flag-waving woman is all smiles at an Independence Day parade in Barnstable, Massachusetts

Americans marched in star-spangled parades and gathered for fireworks shows as they celebrated Independence Day in traditional style on Saturday.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 06, 2015, with the headline 'Cheering, U.S. style'. Print Edition | Subscribe