The skies will be aglow with fireworks set off by professionals and amateurs alike as Independence Day is celebrated across the country today.

Above, in anticipation of the July 4 holiday, Brandon Costa, left, with TNT Fireworks, which set up a tent on Ga. Highway 138 in Conyers, helps Lithonia resident Fred James pick out the perfect package for his holiday celebration. In Georgia, only sparklers and non-explosive fireworks are permitted.