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Americans Celebrate 235th Independence Day

Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Monday is U.S. Independence Day — the holiday informally called the Fourth of July. Americans will celebrate the day the country’s Founding Fathers declared independence from Britain in 1776 with picnics, parades and concerts. Traditional fireworks will light up the nighttime skies over small towns and major cities, including Washington, New York and Philadelphia, where […]

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Somali Officials Hoists Flag, Hail Start of New Era

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Somalia’s government says this year’s independence celebration marks the start of a more peaceful time for the war-ravaged country. Top officials took part in a flag-raising ceremony at the presidential palace in Mogadishu early Friday, marking Somalia’s 51 years as an independent state. A spokesman for new Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali said this year’s […]

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Croatia, Slovenia Mark 20 Years of Independence

Posted June 25th, 2011 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatia and Slovenia have marked the 20th anniversary of their independence from Yugoslavia. Croatian Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor said in the capital, Zagreb, Saturday the country celebrates 20 years of modern statehood, strengthened by returning home to where it belongs — to Europe. Celebrations were also planned for the eastern city of Vukovar, a symbol […]

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