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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.

A demonstrator makes the OK hand gesture believed to have white supremacist connotations during the End Domestic Terrorism rally in Portland, Ore., on Aug. 17, 2019. John Rudoff/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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

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

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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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