미국인들은 4일 독립기념일을 맞아 232년 전 미국의 국가 창건을 축하했습니다.
1776년 7월4일은 미국의 영국 식민지 13곳 대표들이 영국으로부터의 독립을 선언한 날입니다.
미국의 수도 워싱턴에서는 해마다 음악회와 엄청난 규모의 불꽃놀이가, 또 뉴욕 코니 섬에서는 핫도그 먹기 대회가 전통적으로 열리고 있습니다.
Americans across the United States are celebrating Independence Day today (Friday), commemorating the country's birth as a nation 232 years ago.
July fourth, 1776, was the day delegates from the 13 original American colonies officially declared independence from Britain.
A concert and a giant fireworks show are annual holiday traditions in Washington, D.C., as is a hot dog eating contest at New York's Coney Island.
U.S. President George Bush welcomed 72 new U.S. citizens in a ceremony in (the southeastern U.S. state of) Virginia at the home of Thomas Jefferson -- the author of the Declaration of Independence and the country's third president.
President Bush's remarks were disrupted several times by shouting protesters. He responded by saying "we believe in free speech in the United States of America."
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is participating in a parade in (the north-central state of) Montana. Republican candidate John McCain is in his home state of Arizona (in the southwest).