A member of the Washington Revels musical group rides a fake horse as he marches in an Independence Day parade in Takoma Park

 
A member of the Washington Revels musical group rides a fake horse as he marches in an Independence Day parade in Takoma Park
A member of the Washington Revels musical group rides a fake horse as he marches in a Fourth of July parade during celebrations of the United States' Independence Day holiday in Takoma Park, Maryland July 4, 2012. Millions of Americans headed for parades and fireworks shows on Wednesday to mark a sweltering Fourth of July holiday, some even celebrating as the nation's founders did - without electricity. Parts of Takoma Park, a suburb of Washington, D.C., remained without power during the parade. REUTERS/Jim Bourg