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An employee with the city of Montgomery, Ohio lowers a wooden pergola onto a flatbed trailer. It will be transformed into a patriotic park scene with bunting, banners and flags. Many participants in the reverse parade are repurposing previous years' floats because of COVID-19 restrictions on gathering. Tana Weingartner/WVXU hide caption

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The Coronavirus Crisis

This Reverse Parade Will Allow July Fourth Revelry From A Social Distance

The pandemic pushed one community in suburban Cincinnati to get creative about its July Fourth festivities.

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Blue Boi LAKEY INSPIRED

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Reformed Neo-Nazi Discusses President Trump's Controversial Shared Retweet

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The Nacre Top of the Sky Sleepstream
Cycle 24 Sleepstream
Dust and Disquiet Caspian

An employee with the city of Montgomery, Ohio lowers a wooden pergola onto a flatbed trailer. It will be transformed into a patriotic park scene with bunting, banners and flags. Many participants in the reverse parade are repurposing previous years' floats because of COVID-19 restrictions on gathering. Tana Weingartner/WVXU hide caption

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This Reverse Parade Will Allow July Fourth Revelry From A Social Distance

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The Cheers On The Parade Moonlit Sailor
Landvetter Moonlit Sailor
Forgiveness Soular Order
Sea Shores Soular Order
Ballad of Mary Ramtin Arablouei
Patience Suduaya
Some Die Young Arms and Sleepers
Too Much Too Late Arms and Sleepers
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September 21 Kaytranada
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Shoppers browse at an electronics store in Bogotá, Colombia, on June 19. Shoppers flocked to Colombian shopping malls to take advantage of a day without value added tax, which triggered Black Friday-style shopping frenzies. Nathalia Angarita /Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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In Colombia, Tax-Free Holidays Lead Critics To Decry 'COVID Friday'

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Starlings Marley Carroll
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