Philly’s 4th

Patriotism, presidential hopefuls and jammin' on the Parkway -- images of Independence Day, 2011 in Philadelphia.

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Fireworks explode over the Philadelphia Museum of Art during the an Independence Day celebration on Monday, July 4, 2011.
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People played in the Swann Memorial Fountain, at Logan Square, in view of City Hall.
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Dottie Sailer, left, holds an umbrella for shade, while listening to speakers during the 'Energy Independence Day Tea Party' rally.
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Gene Shusman puts on a patriotic hat with tea bags attached during the 'Energy Independence Day Tea Party' rally.
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Mike Peck, right, and Dee Berk, second from right, debate politics with Tea Party member Maggie McCourt, left, during the "Energy Independence Day Tea Party" rally.
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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, left, is greeted by Madison Gewing, 7, and her mother Amy Gerwing during the Tea Party rally.
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Ben Brubaker holds a sign while he participated in the Tea Party rally.
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The Roots' perform during an Independence Day celebration Monday, July 4, 2011, in Philadelphia.
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The Roots' Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson.
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The Roots' Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter, foreground, and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson on drums perform during Philly's Welcome America celebration on July 4th.
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The Roots' Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter.
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DJ Jazzy Jeff performing with The Roots.
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The Roots' Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter, right, performing with Estelle.
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Estelle.
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Members of Boys II Men perform with The Roots.
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Michael McDonald performing during the July 4th festivities on the Ben Franklin Parkway.
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From left, Verdine White, Philip Bailey, and Ralph Johnson of Earth, Wind & Fire perform with The Roots.
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Fireworks cap off the night over the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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Police officers view the fireworks.
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It was the 235th Anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
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