Once a year our brothers and sisters in America like to down tools, get together with friends and family, and celebrate their independence from, well, us. This involves lots of amazing food, fireworks and general good times.

In Britain, we use our bank holidays to potter around the house and get some jobs done before going to the pub, but in America they sing and dance and get dressed up and have parades and eat things that are made almost exclusively from butter. Sounds awesome, right?

Well, to get in the spirit of things, here's an edit of all things American, featuring stars, stripes, eagles and the great city of New York. Happy Fourth of July, everyone.