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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
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I was struck by the unity of the Americans. I have not seen this anywhere else in the world: the doors were open for everyone, people celebrated with each other even if they saw each other for the first time, helped each other. People of all ages were united by a single patriotism, a single idea and a single joy of the holiday. It touched me to the core.

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Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Vermont, United States of America
Copyright: © Aleksandra Churaeva