In Pics: What happened across the world on July 4

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Bangalore, July 4: It's the 4th of July and United States is celebrating its Independence Day today. Americans have been celebrating their Independence Day after 13 colonies were declared independent from Great Britain. 

A typical 4th of July celebration consists of barbeque, good food, time with friends and fireworks at night.

Meanwhile, Turkish truck drivers kidnapped by militants in northern Iraq were released on Thursday. Militants released the 32 Turkish truck drivers who were captured when the extremists overran the city of Mosul. Militants seized them on June 9 in Mosul.

OneIndia brings to you news from across the world in pictures.

MIlitants release Turkish drivers

Turkish truck drivers kidnapped by militants in northern Iraq get on board an airplane at an airport in Irbil, north of Baghdad, Iraq. Militants released the 32 Turkish truck drivers who were captured when the extremists overran the city of Mosul.

Certification of citizenship given

Sukhpal Singh Kalsi receives his Certificate of Citizenship from Judge Sarah Evans Barker at a naturalization ceremony at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site in Indianapolis. Kalsi was one of 101 new citizens at the ceremony. The ceremony was part of an annual celebration of Independence Day by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Belarus celebrates Independence Day

Belarusian army jet fighters fly and launch flares during a parade marking Independence Day in Minsk, Belarus.

Getting ready for the big show

Sea World trainer Ryan Faulkner with killer whale Melia and Michelle Shoemaker with killer whale Kayla work on a routine for a show at the theme park, in Orlando.

Bouchard returns to Halep

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada runs to play a return to Simona Halep of Romania during their women's singles semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.

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