Happy 234th Birthday! 4th of July Roundup

New ISAF and US Forces Afghanistan Commander, General David Petraeus and Ambassador Karl Eikenberry at the 4th of July celebration at the US Embassy in Kabul.

Photo from US Embassy Kabul

Ambassador Bleich hosted 800 of his closest friends for the 2010 Independence Day celebrations at the Embassy in Canberra in California Dreamin:

 Photo from US Embassy Canberra

L’Ambassadeur Charles H. Rivkin salue les membres du bataillon des Marines 4th of July Reception at the Ambassador’s Residence Photos DOS/P. Maulavé:

Photo from US Embassy Paris

El 2 de julio la comunidad y los amigos de la Embajada de EE.UU. se reunieron para celebrar el nacimiento de nuestra grande nación. También recordamos con orgullo la legendaria Operación Jaque. Algunos de los liberados ese día nos acompañaron este día. Ambassador Bill Brownfield with guests.

Photo from US Embassy Bogota

Ambassador Speckhard hosted over 2,000 people at his residence on July 1 in honor of U.S. Independence Day. Guests included politicians from government and the opposition, many top Greek business and community leaders and other diplomats.

Photo from US Embassy Athens

Graced by Finnish soprano singer Anna-Kristiina Kaappola‘s renditions of the American and Finnish national anthems, this year’s Embassy celebration of Independence Day on June 23 was the first hosted by Ambassador and Ms. Oreck. They greeted the hundreds of guests, including the new Prime Minister, Mari Kiviniemi.

 Photo from US Embassy Helsinki

U.S. Ambassador James F. Moriarty speaks at the Independence Day Reception. He is accompanied by Bangladesh Minister of Commerce Muhammad Faruk Khan (State Dept.)

 Photo from US Embassy Dhaka

July 4th celebrationn at the US Embassy in Dakar, Senegal. More photos from Flickr here.

Photo from US Embassy Dakar

The US Embassy Manila celebrating this year’s Independence Day and the Philippine-American Friendship Day. More photos from Flickr here.

Photo from US Embassy Manila

United States Forces-Iraq service members raise their right hands and take the oath of citizenship during a naturalization ceremony July 4 in Al Faw Palace at Camp Victory, Iraq. During the event, 156 service members from 56 countries became U.S. citizens. The event was attended by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden. More photos here.

Photo by Lee Craker USF-I PAO