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Happy Fourth of July

:Heritage Hills Baptist Church is celebrating Independence Day by posting flags on its front lawn. The church sign reads "God Bless America." - Staff Photo: Julie Wells

:Heritage Hills Baptist Church is celebrating Independence Day by posting flags on its front lawn. The church sign reads "God Bless America." - Staff Photo: Julie Wells

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Peyton James VanTassell, 4, and sister Ansley, 7, enjoy slices of watermelon on the back of this vintage truck. They are the children of Elizabeth and Wesley VanTassell of Oxford and the winners of the Citizen's reader sumbitted photos contest. - Special Photo

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:Fireworks light up the night sky at Social Circle's Fourth of July celebration last weekend. - Staff Photo: Michelle Floyd

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:Gianna Zappa, 10 months, daughter of Jennifer and Preston Zappa of Covington, also enjoys one of summers greatest delights as she bites into a cold slice of watermelon. Gianna's photo was also selected from among reader submissions. - Special Photo

There's no summer combination quite like Fourth of July celebrations and the sweet taste of watermelon. The Citizen recently asked readers to submit photos of their children enjoying summer's tastiest and juiciest fruit. We share some of them here along with images of the observance of this patriotic holiday.