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Here's a little puzzle I threw together in honor of today. What are the pictures trying to say?

(Note: It's my first time posting here, so I'm bad at formatting, and can't figure out how to resize pictures. The caption for each image is above the image.)

(6,2)

6, 2


(5, 5)

5, 5


(7, 3)

7, 3


(4, 2)

4, 2


(11, 4)

11, 4


(6, 1)

6, 1


(6, 6)

6, 6

Hint:

The numbers are the length of the clue for the picture and the index of the key letter.

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  • $\begingroup$ "in honor [US spelling] of today" - I guess this is something to do with Independence Day? $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Jul 4 '15 at 14:17
  • $\begingroup$ @randal'thor maaaaaybe. ;) Though to be honest the solutions to these pictures aren't quite the country's proudest moments in my opinion. $\endgroup$ – Liquid Jul 4 '15 at 14:19
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The pictures refer to unusual celebrity baby names.

Blue Ivy Carter

Moon Unit Zappa

Blanket Jackson

North West

Briar Rose Christensen (thanks to M Oehm)

Apple Martin (thanks to rand al'thor)

Summer Rain Rutler (thanks to M Oehm)

As Bravo noted, the selected letters anagram to America.

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    $\begingroup$ This might be useful. Apple Martin? $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Jul 4 '15 at 14:34
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    $\begingroup$ Also, you need an extra ? to make 7 in total ... and I think it's now obvious what the answer's going to be ;-) $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Jul 4 '15 at 14:39
  • $\begingroup$ Prince Michael II's nickname was 'blanket.' Princess could maybe be Princess Tiaamii? $\endgroup$ – Demesne Jul 4 '15 at 14:40
  • $\begingroup$ @Demesne Nope, we need 11 letters for the Princess surname... $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Jul 4 '15 at 14:43
  • $\begingroup$ Haha wow you're good! The last two are definitely the hardest, though. Here's a hint for you: Identify the specific princess! Maybe she has several names? $\endgroup$ – Liquid Jul 4 '15 at 14:54
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The first image shows ivy, which could be a reference to the US Ivy League of universities. Let's say the keyword is LEAGUE, making the key letter E.

The second image shows a lunar rover. The keyword is ROVER and the key letter R.

The third image shows a BLANKET, with key letter A.

The fourth image shows a compass ROSE, with key letter O.

The fifth image shows a Disney princess? Not sure about an 11-letter word.

The sixth image shows an apple? Not sure about a 6-letter word.

The seventh image shows rain on a WINDOW, with key letter W.

Rearranging the letters, we could get something to do with WAR. The US is certainly a war-mongering nation, and this could fit the OP's comment about "not quite the country's proudest moments".

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  • $\begingroup$ That's Princess Aurora from Sleeping Beauty. Not sure about the 11 letter word either though. $\endgroup$ – user2674 Jul 4 '15 at 15:40

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