Pictures of patriotism: Independence Day 2013

Published: Jul 04 2013 11:33:02 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 04 2013 03:57:31 PM EDT

People around the region are celebrating Independence Day with traditional festivities of parades, picnics and pyrotechnics.

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The field at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading is ready, not for baseball, but for a Star Spangled Spectacular, featuring a patriotic performance by the Reading Symphony Orchestra and fireworks. Gates open at 6 p.m.; the concert begins at 8 p.m.

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