Euphoria swept through the US for the Independence Day celebrations. Setting an example for the country was Barack and Michelle Obama.
The first couple waved to well wishers from the balcony of the White House and later enjoyed a stunning night-time firework display.
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Britney Spears spent the holiday in the president's home state of Hawaii with fiancée Jason Trawick and her two sons.
She posted a sun-kissed snap of her family, wishing Twitter followers: "Happy 4th of July from the Aloha State".
Honorary Americans Rihanna and Joan Collins also shared their experiences on the social networking site.
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