Happy Independence Day, everyone! Why are you online? Maybe you were supposed to be searching for potato salad recipes or fireworks safety guidelines when these pics distracted you. Maybe you don’t like freedom (from the sickly glow of your screen). In that case, allow these beautiful people to impart their patriotism for you. Once you’re done looking at these 13 stars (you know for the 13 original colonies and all) — from Meryl Streep to Kate Upton — in their American flag best, you’ll be ready to shut down the laptop and start singing the anthem at the top of your lungs. Unless you’re British or something. In which case, talk to us again tomorrow.
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