Celebrating the Nation’s Birthday

Forth of July fireworks erupted in cities across the country as the US celebrated it’s 237th birthday.

Fireworks light up the sky over the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and the Capitol building on July 4, 2013. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Fireworks light up the sky over the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and the Capitol building on July 4, 2013. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Fourth of July fireworks follow the game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, CA. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports.

Fourth of July fireworks follow the game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, CA. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports.

US Independence Day fireworks are seen over the US Capitol and Washington Monument on July 4, 2013 in Washington, DC.     AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images

US Independence Day fireworks are seen over the US Capitol and Washington Monument on July 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images

Fireworks erupt  following a game between the New York Mets and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field in Queens, New York. Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Fireworks erupt following a game between the New York Mets and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field in Queens, New York. Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New Britain Parks and Recreation Dept. hosted their 20th Annual Great American Boom at Stanley Quarter Park on July 4, 2013) RICHARD MESSINA| rmessina@courant.com

The New Britain Parks and Recreation Dept. hosted their 20th Annual Great American Boom at Stanley Quarter Park on July 4, 2013) RICHARD MESSINA| rmessina@courant.com

Independence Day fireworks are seen over the US Capitol and National Monument in Washington, DC on July 4, 2013. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images

Independence Day fireworks are seen over the US Capitol and National Monument in Washington, DC on July 4, 2013. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images

Fireworks explode over the Charles River with the city of Cambridge in the background during Boston's July 4th celebration. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Fireworks explode over the Charles River with the city of Cambridge in the background during Boston’s July 4th celebration. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Thousands came out to enjoy the Middletown Fireworks Festival, many lining the shores of the Connecticut River at Harbor Park in Middletown, CT, July 3, 2013. JOHN WOIKE|woike@courant.com

Thousands came out to enjoy the Middletown Fireworks Festival, many lining the shores of the Connecticut River at Harbor Park in Middletown, CT, July 3, 2013. JOHN WOIKE|woike@courant.com

Independence Day fireworks light the sky over the U.S. Capitol, Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial in Washington, July 4, 2013. The iconic Washington skyline serves as a backdrop for the U.S. national birthday celebration each year. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Independence Day fireworks light the sky over the U.S. Capitol, Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial in Washington, July 4, 2013. The iconic Washington skyline serves as a backdrop for the U.S. national birthday celebration each year. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

 

 

 

 

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