In pictures: The US celebrates Fourth of July

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People all over the US have braved a surging coronavirus pandemic to take part in Independence Day celebrations.

Flags and fireworks were in abundance across the country as anti-racism protesters continued to take to the streets.

Empire State Building Fourth of July
The Empire State Building illuminated New York City with a fireworks display (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Fourth of July NYC
Fireworks explode over rooftops in Brooklyn (John Minchillo/AP)

Trump July 4
The US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team descends onto the grounds of the White House (Alex Brandon/AP)

Racial Injustice New York
Protesters burn US flags during a protest near Trump International Hotel in New York (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP)

Racial Injustice Fourth of July Chicago
People march in the loop in Chicago during a “Boycott 4th of July’ rally against police brutality (Pat Nabong/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Virus Outbreak Las Vegas Fourth of July
The precautions continued inside Vegas’s Strat hotel-casino (John Locher/AP)

Fourth of July Nebraska
Aliya Wieting, centre, digs into some shaved ice with her extended family in Lincoln, Nebraska (Kenneth Ferriera/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)

Fourth of July NYC
Revellers enjoy the beach at Coney Island in New York (John Minchillo/AP)

Hot Dog Eating Contest
Joey Chestnut competes in the Nathan’s Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest (John Minchillo/AP)

Florida Daily Life Fourth of July
Brittani Scott watches her son, Cooper Scott, 2, play with bubbles while waiting to see a display of fireworks in Florida (Ivy Ceballo/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

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