Celebrating Independence Day Across the World—PICTURES

July 3, 2012, 4:35 a.m.

Coun­tries across the world cel­eb­rate their in­de­pend­ence days in vari­ous ways, from somber days of re­mem­brance to joy­ful pat­ri­ot­ic dis­plays much like in the United States. In cel­eb­ra­tion of Fourth of Ju­ly, Amer­ic­ans every­where will light their grills, wave flags, and en­joy a mid­sum­mer’s day in an­ti­cip­a­tion of the fire­works that come after sun­set. We’ve gathered pho­tos of oth­er coun­tries who also boast in­de­pend­ence days in Ju­ly.