The sky surrounding the Statue of Liberty in New York is lit red by a firework in 2005. Nearly all the fireworks consumers will purchase this year — and 70 percent of those used by professionals — are manufactured in China.

The sky surrounding the Statue of Liberty in New York is lit red by a firework in 2005. Nearly all the fireworks consumers will purchase this year — and 70 percent of those used by professionals — are manufactured in China.
The sky surrounding the Statue of Liberty in New York is lit red by a firework in 2005. Nearly all the fireworks consumers will purchase this year — and 70 percent of those used by professionals — are manufactured in China.

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From the article: For Independence Day Fireworks, U.S. Depends On China

The sky surrounding the Statue of Liberty in New York is lit red by a firework in 2005. Nearly all the fireworks consumers will purchase this year — and 70 percent of those used by professionals — are manufactured in China.