Thousands gather to celebrate Liberation Day in Shyira, Rwanda. Twenty-three years ago, a rebel army led by Paul Kagame, now the president, marched into Kigali to end a genocide against the Tutsi minority.
Fireworks explode over the National Mall during the 2015 July 4 fireworks show in Washington, D.C. For its 2016 Independence Day show, PBS used stock footage from previous shows, due to bad weather in the capital.
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At least 28 people were injured Thursday in Simi Valley, Calif., when many of the fireworks at a July 4th celebration ignited too close to the ground. People there caught the accident and posted videos.