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4th of July weekend in Denver: A video tribute

The 4th of July weekend, which for many of us stretches through July 5 this year, isn't just about fireworks. It's about eating and drinking and falling down and getting up and not going to work and fireworks. Look below to see how folks in Denver and beyond have celebrated the holiday over the years, capped by a special clip in which Steve Spangler blows up watermelons, 4th of July style. Ain't this country great?

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