A U.S. flag is seen in the sand as children play during July 4th weekend celebrations in Atlantic Beach New York

 
A U.S. flag is seen in the sand as children play during July 4th weekend celebrations in Atlantic Beach New York
A U.S. flag is seen in the sand as children play during July 4th weekend celebrations in Atlantic Beach New York July 2, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)