Jack Segar (right) and Finn Harden run across a deserted sandbar beach outside Barnstable Harbor as storm clouds associated with Tropical Storm Arthur pass over Cape Cod Bay behind them in Barnstable, Mass., on July 4. Hurricane Arthur slammed the North Carolina coast early on Friday and weakened as it moved out to sea, causing no deaths or injuries but spoiling the Independence Day holiday for thousands of Americans.(Mike Segar/Reuters)