Curly fries and hot dogs on a stick. Newcastle, Washington.
The workbench at an oil field. Los Angeles, California.
Sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. Annapolis, Maryland.
A cat sitting by an old flag. Highway 8, Virginia.
Tinsel Flag. Northwestern Arizona
America the Faithful. Moorpark, California.
American pickup truck in a junkyard. Mojave Desert, California.
Showing off her fashion sense and patriotism. Corktown neighborhood, Detroit, Michigan.
American flag blowing in the wind in front of the Sierra Mountains. Near Lonepine, California.
Ted's Garage. Palouse, Washington.
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Adding flags to the Memorial Day Watchfire. Syracuse, New York.
Faded Glory. Galena, Illinois.
Two american soldiers walk in front of an LED american flag in Times Square. New York City, New York.
Patriotic Water Drops. Taylor, Michigan.
Home at the seaside. Sarasota, Florida
"No Fishing?" North Carolina.
Discovery flies past Dulles airport. Sterling, Virginia.
Alaskan dogsleds. Near Shishmaref, Alaska.
"Metal Old Glory" adornes a hollowed-out storefront on Main Street. Attica, Kansas.
Bulls Head on a wall. Route 66, Arizona.
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.