**FILE** Fireworks explode over Washington as the United States celebrates its 234th birthday on Sunday, July 4, 2010. Seen from left is the U.S. Capitol, Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Photo by: Cliff Owen

**FILE** Fireworks explode over Washington as the United States celebrates its 234th birthday on Sunday, July 4, 2010. Seen from left is the U.S. Capitol, Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)