Adding flags to the Memorial Day Watchfire. Syracuse, New York.
Bulls Head on a wall. Route 66, Arizona.
"Metal Old Glory" adornes a hollowed-out storefront on Main Street. Attica, Kansas.
Alaskan dogsleds. Near Shishmaref, Alaska.
Discovery flies past Dulles airport. Sterling, Virginia.
"No Fishing?" North Carolina.
Home at the seaside. Sarasota, Florida
Patriotic Water Drops. Taylor, Michigan.
Two american soldiers walk in front of an LED american flag in Times Square. New York City, New York.
Faded Glory. Galena, Illinois.
Curly fries and hot dogs on a stick. Newcastle, Washington.
Ted's Garage. Palouse, Washington.
Jia han Dong
American flag blowing in the wind in front of the Sierra Mountains. Near Lonepine, California.
Showing off her fashion sense and patriotism. Corktown neighborhood, Detroit, Michigan.
American pickup truck in a junkyard. Mojave Desert, California.
America the Faithful. Moorpark, California.
Tinsel Flag. Northwestern Arizona
A cat sitting by an old flag. Highway 8, Virginia.
Sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. Annapolis, Maryland.
The workbench at an oil field. Los Angeles, California.
One of the stalwarts of our annual photo contest is the Americana category, where we've seen photographs of cowboys, county fairs and urban cityscapes. But one of the constants has been the American flag, a recurring pattern populating images from across the country. Here are some of our favorites.