From solemn to spectacular, July 4th celebrated - Article Photos 1/13

Leticia Baes, of the Phillipines, poses for a photo at the bases of the Statue of Liberty, Thursday, July 4, 2013 at in New York. The Statue of Liberty finally reopened on the Fourth of July months after Superstorm Sandy swamped its little island in New York Harbor as Americans across the country marked the holiday with fireworks and barbecues. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)