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Pictures in the News | July 4, 2014

In Friday’s Pictures in the News, people wave flags as the Independence Day parade rolls down Main Street in Eagar, Ariz. The Northern Arizona town celebrates the Fourth of July annually with a parade and fireworks.

Washington, D.C.: Decorations and preparations continue before President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host military families for Independence Day celebrations on the South Lawn of the White House.

London: Serbia’s Novak Djokovic serves to Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov during their men’s singles semifinal match on Day 11 of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club.

Rio de Janeiro: Crowds take their seats ahead of the quarter-final football match between France and Germany at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Allahabad, India: Indian Muslim devotees offer Friday prayers at the Vasi Ullah mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan.

Silverstone, England: McLaren Mercedes British driver Jenson Button leaves the pits during the first practice session at the Silverstone circuit ahead of the British Formula One Grand Prix.

Los Angeles: The remains of stolen Tesla are wedged into a building in West Hollywood after a late-night high-speed police pursuit and fiery crash.

Lake Worth, Fla: A Vietnam veteran pauses to salute his brother’s grave at the South Florida National Cemetery. He is spending part of the holiday visiting his brothers, both of whom are buried at the cemetery.

This is a glimpse; we have more images of the day around the world.