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This cannon will be fired by members of the Old Guard Presidential Salute Battery on the Fourth of July during celebrations at the U.S. Capitol and on the National Mall. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Members of the Old Guard Presidential Salute Battery move a cannon into position near the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Sunday, July 3, 2011, in preparation for Monday's Fourth of July celebration on the National Mall. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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PHOTOGRAPHS BY DREW ANGERER/THE WASHINGTON TIMES Members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Salute Guns Platoon move a cannon into position for Monday's Fourth of July celebration on the Mall near the U.S. Capitol, seen in the background (top). The platoon fires the cannon during the performance of Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture." The team positions one of the cannons to be used (above).

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Rep. Thaddeus G. McCotter, Michigan Republican, riffs on his star-spangled Fender Telecaster guitar, much to the delight of supporters, shortly after announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination at WAAM radio's Fourth of July weekend Freedom Fest in Whitmore Lake, Mich., on Saturday. (Associated Press)

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People gather on the streets in downtown Bellevue, Iowa, after a horse got loose, trampling people at a Fourth of July parade on Sunday, July 4, 2010, killing one woman and injuring 23. (AP Photo/The Telegraph Herald, Mike Burley)

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The skyline of Midtown Manhattan, seen from across the East River in the Queens borough of New York, is backlit by shells exploding over the Hudson River during the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show Sunday, July 4, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

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Pearl Harbor survivor Cecil Malmin salutes during the 4th of July parade Sunday, July 4, 2010, in Alameda, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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People aboard a float from Miami Kiteboarding participate in a Fourth of July parade in Key Biscayne, Fla., Sunday, July 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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A child is hauled away on a stretcher after horses got loose, trampling many parade goers at a Fourth of July parade in downtown Bellevue, Iowa, on Sunday, July 4, 2010. A woman was killed and 23 persons, including many children, were injured. (AP Photo/Telegraph Herald, Mike Burley)'

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A child is tended to by onlookers after horses got loose, trampling people at a Fourth of July parade in downtown Bellevue, Iowa, on Sunday, July 4, 2010, leaving one woman dead and 23 persons injured. (AP Photo/The Telegraph Herald, Mike Burley)

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Savannah Hogue, 2, of Severna Park, Md., dips a toe in a fountain near the Washington Monument on a hot Fourth of July, Independence Day, afternoon in Washington Sunday, July 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Soldiers with the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment Old Guard Continental Color Guard line up near the National Archives building, left, in Washington before the start of the Fourth of July, Independence Day, festivities Sunday, July 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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A 1936 Ford Cabriolet, foreground and a 1929 Bugatti Type 2 racer, left, participate in a Fourth of July parade in Key Biscayne, Fla., Sunday, July 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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Dressed to represent Uncle Sam, Steve Myott, of Greenville, N.C., right, shakes hands with visitors from atop his stilts near the U.S. Capitol, left background, on National Mall in Washington before the start the Fourth of July, Independence Day, parade Sunday, July 4, 2010.