A Capitol 4th

Neil Diamond performs during a rehearsal for the 'A Capitol Fourth 2013 Independence Day Concert' on the West Lawn of the US Capitol on July 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images for Capital Concerts)

Americans Gather in DC for Fireworks, Music and Independence

Americans are preparing to gather on the National Mall to celebrate the 237th anniversary of the nation’s independence.