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The annual unveiling of the 'Swift Squad' is at hand!

Ah, yes—another Fourth of July. Another weekend of barbecuing, zealous American patriotism, and alcohol-fueled firework accidents. And another year of pop star Taylor Swift revealing her latest BFF lineup in an American flag-laden Instagram post.

Happy 4th from us ❤️

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As per the Great American Fourth of July Tradition, Swift declared her annual decree regarding the members of the Swift Squad. Among her new card-carriers are Orange Is the New Black actors Uzo Aduba and Ruby Rose, Rose’s rumored new boo Harley Gusman, Paper Towns actors Halston Sage and Cara Delevingne, actor Blake Lively, and "Fight Song" musician Rachel Platten. Welcome, ladies!

Of those who survived the purge from Swift’s Independence Day 2015 mid-air snap are model Gigi Hadid and Haim bassist Este Haim. So long, other Haim siblings.

Happy 4th from me, @gigihadid, @marhunt, @britmaack, @serayah and @haimtheband :)

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Swift’s infamous 2015 Swan Squad photo containing ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris gave a more comprehensive look at Swift’s massive entourage. However, she deleted the photo (and many others) after her breakup with the Scottish DJ, tagged famous folks and all.
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Regardless, Swift’s squad track record is riddled with lineup changes. Even this cozy 2014 snap posted to Twitter reveals some former familiar faces, notably actors Emma Stone and Lena Dunham.

Congratulations, new Swifties. May the odds to make next year’s July 4 party pic be ever in your favor...
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