Philadelphia, Independence Day 2011

07Jul11

waiting for the parade, july 4, 2011, Philadelphia While the speeches were wrapping up in front of Independence Hall, thousands gathered along Market Street for Philadelphia’s July 4th parade.

a young foreign visitors gets into the parade spirit, Philadelphia

mayor michael nutter and wife lisa led off the parade with a batch of new graduates.

celebrants gather to await the parade while ceremony unfolds at Independence Hall in background.

 

Buddhist monks in front of Independence Hall, July 4, 2011
“There is no happiness higher than the happiness of freedom and peace,” said the Buddhist priest leading this group. After his comments, they sang.

Independence National Historical Park Supt. Cynthia MacLeod, July 4, 2011
Independence National Historical Park Supt. Cynthia MacLeod addresses crowd gathered at Independence Hall on July 4, 2011. She said the refurbishment of the bell tower was costing $5 million.

 

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