PREPERATIONS FOR FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS BEGIN IN WASHINGTON
Scenic artist Chris Wood paints speakers to match the grass for the Capitol Fourth 2007 Holiday Concert as singer Hayden Panettiere's mother photographs the rehearsal in Washington on June 3, 2007. (UPI Photo/ Dominic Bracco II)
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