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PHOTOS: A Quiet July Fourth Weekend In North Texas

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Keren Carrion
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KERA News
A person rides their bike through the Trinity Strand Trail in Dallas, on Wed., July 1, 2020.

This year’s July Fourth weekend is quieter than those of previous years — city fireworks shows and music festivals are canceled, travel restrictions are in place and many businesses have shut down.

Longtime family traditions are being altered due to social distancing efforts and a new masking requirement. It’s a new experience for everyone. Still, signs of the holiday can be found across North Texas.

KERA’s Keren Carrion captured what Independence Day looks like during the pandemic: 

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Real Estate company Dave Perry Miller wishes the community of Lakewood, in Dallas, a happy Fourth of July.

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Northpointe Church in East Plano wishes their congregation a happy Fourth of July.

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The Stockyards in Fort Worth, which usually floods with crowds of people during the holiday season, was nearly empty on Thursday.

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The Star Cafe in Fort Worth places a familiar sign on its window, warning their guests about the mandatory use of masks at the establishment, on Thurs., July 2, 2020.

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A Black Lives Matter sign is seen outside a home in East Dallas, on Thurs., July 2, 2020.

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A sign commemorating a soldier in the Confederate army stands in Pioneer Park, where a 10-foot confederate statue was taken down last month in Dallas.