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Holiday festivities shared by visitors from around the world


The annual celebration of America's independence is being shared by visitors from around the world Wednesday in Cincinnati.

On a typical Fourth of July there are only three colors blanketing the Queen City.

This year however the red, white and blue is being joined by green, yellow and black as thousands descend on Cincinnati for the World Choir Games.

"If you are grounded in who you are you can easily have other flags also," Dorte Mikkelsen of Denmark argued.

"We feel integrated into one huge thing, we are mixed together," Claudia Acevedo of Venezuela added.

While each country is bringing their own anthem, they are also taking note of the special day being celebrated in the U.S.

"Of course. Independence day," Acevedo said.

"It's the day of independency," Elena Vlankina of Russia quickly replied.

Around the world, the U.S. is known for different things including some Americans might not care to be known for.

"Fast food," Vlankina said with a laugh.

There are other traits, however, that show America's best colors.

"Freedom, democracy," suggested Acevedo.

"The statue of liberty," Meng Ruozhu of China offered.

"The land of the free, possibilities," added Mikkelsen.

Participants will gather together on the Fourth to celebrate the Opening Ceremony of the World Choir Games at U.S. Bank Arena. The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

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