The Fourth of July at Coney Island brings fun and festivity every year. Here "Uncle Sam", a figure used to inspire U.S. patriotism—particularly during wartime—takes time off from his more serious day job to enjoy the summer sun.

Photograph by Izzy Quevenard, MyShot
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More than just an eating contest, this annual Fourth of July event is an American immigrant success story.