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Security officials check bags as people pass through a check point on their way to Boston's Fourth of July celebrations. (Lynn Jolicoeur/Here & Now)
Security officials check bags as people pass through a check point on their way to Boston's Fourth of July celebrations. (Lynn Jolicoeur/Here & Now)

Cities across the country are beefing up security for their July 4th celebrations, since it's the largest public event since the Boston Marathon bombings.

In Boston, in addition to more police, National Guard members will be manning security checkpoints. And if you look up, you'll see more security cameras, too.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Fred Bever from WBUR in Boston reports on the increased security, and concerns being raised by the American Civil Liberties Union.

This segment aired on July 4, 2013.

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