- Title: Fireworks light up D.C. sky as U.S. celebrates Independence Day
- Date: 5th July 2017
- Summary: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (JULY 4, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF FIREWORKS OVER THE NATIONAL MALL IN WASHINGTON D.C. WIDE OF PEOPLE WATCHING FIREWORKS WITH LINCOLN MEMORIAL IN BACKGROUND (SOUNDBITE) (English) WESLEY HICKS, WASHINGTON D.C RESIDENT, SAYING: "The show is awesome; I couldn't miss it for the world. I mean it's unbelievable, its good weather, good music, good people. I mean look at these fireworks, it's amazing." PEOPLE WATCHING FIREWORKS WITH LINCOLN MEMORIAL IN BACKGROUND (SOUNDBITE) (English) CAIO GIFFONI, VISITOR FROM BRAZIL, SAYING: "It's a perfect day. It's so beautiful, the fireworks are here. We're having fun, its awesome here that's just such nice beautiful fireworks." FIREWORKS (SOUNDBITE) (English) GUILLERMO GOVINA, VISITOR FROM MEXICO, SAYING: "Yeah this is my first time, my family's first time and this is just great. It's incredible, very very nice time spending here." VARIOUS OF FIREWORKS OVER THE NATIONAL MALL IN WASHINGTON D.C. END OF FIREWORKS SHOW THEN CROWD CHEERS
- Embargoed: 19th July 2017 05:34
- Keywords: July 4 Independence Day fireworks celebrations holiday
- Location: WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES
- City: WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA0016OFVM1X
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Fireworks lit up the sky as thousands cheered at the National Mall in Washington D.C. on Tuesday (July 4) as the United States celebrated its 241st Independence Day.
In many cities, including Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, crowds gathered under now-usual security precautions for concerts and fireworks displays. New York's display, billed as the largest, was set to go off over the East River where it could be seen from the boroughs of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn.
July Fourth is a national holiday in the U.S., which commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain.
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