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Americans illuminating the night sky with fireworks in New York and Washington DC July 4th

Spectacular July 4 fireworks fill New York with the biggest display in Big Apple history after DC enjoys a 25-minute show as the country celebrates the lifting of COVID restrictions

  • A crowd in Washington, DC celebrated America’s 245th birthday at a monumental fireworks display
  • This year has a special meaning as the country slowly returns to normal after being blocked for nearly a year and a half in the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Fireworks were launched near the Lincoln Memorial after 9 pm, followed by New York City at 9:25 pm.
  • Fireworks were launched from five barges on the East River in New York City to crowds in Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn.

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Americans marked their country’s 245th birthday with fireworks on Sunday night, the year after the pandemic was forced to cancel almost all celebrations last year.

As always, the fireworks festival is the highlight of the July 4th holiday.

After 9 pm, one of the country’s largest fireworks shows exploded at the National Mall in Washington.

In Washington, President Joe Biden held a celebration of 1,000 people on the lawn of the White House on July 4th with key workers and military families.

On the East River in New York, 50 pyrotechnicians surprised the crowd with more than 65,000 shells loaded on five barges. The display is presented by a Macy’s department store.

Illuminating the night sky not only pleases the crowd, but also restores the lifeline of the company that offers the 16,000 July 4th fireworks festival that normally occurs in cities and towns across the country this year. Only a few continued the show last year.

One of the largest fireworks shows in the country that exploded at the National Mall in Washington

Red, white and blue fireworks filled the sky above the National Mall

Red, white and blue fireworks filled the sky above the National Mall

US President Joe Biden (2nd L), First Lady Jill Biden (2nd R), Daughter Ashley Biden (R), Granddaughter Finnegan Biden (L) and Naomi Biden White during the celebration of Independence Day in Washington, DC Watching fireworks from the house

US President Joe Biden (2nd L), First Lady Jill Biden (2nd R), Daughter Ashley Biden (R), Granddaughter Finnegan Biden (L) and Naomi Biden White during the celebration of Independence Day in Washington, DC Watching fireworks from the house

US President Joe Biden (2nd L), First Lady Jill Biden (3rd L), Daughter Ashley Biden (2nd R), Granddaughter Finnegan Biden (L), Naomi Biden (3rd R), Macy Biden ( House where R) sees fireworks from White

US President Joe Biden (2nd L), First Lady Jill Biden (3rd L), Daughter Ashley Biden (2nd R), Granddaughter Finnegan Biden (L), Naomi Biden (3rd R), Macy Biden ( House where R) sees fireworks from White

Red, white and blue fireworks filled the sky above Manhattan's East River

Red, white and blue fireworks filled the sky above Manhattan’s East River

Macy's fireworks can be seen on Sunday night in New York City

Macy’s fireworks can be seen on Sunday night in New York City

This year's celebration was bigger, longer, and took 25 minutes

This year’s celebration was bigger, longer, and took 25 minutes

The Washington Monument was exposed to fireworks of all shapes and sizes on Sunday night.

The Washington Monument was exposed to fireworks of all shapes and sizes on Sunday night.

Both the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial are clearly visible as fireworks fall on both landmarks.

Both the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial are clearly visible as fireworks fall on both landmarks.

The White House's south portico entrance is illuminated with the colors of the U.S. flag during Independence Day celebrations

The White House’s south portico entrance is illuminated with the colors of the U.S. flag during Independence Day celebrations

The Houses of Parliament can see fireworks blowing around it

The Houses of Parliament can see fireworks blowing around it

The TV camera managed to capture the dignity of the opportunity

The TV camera managed to capture the dignity of the opportunity

Shots from a nearby helicopter gave another perspective on the impressive fireworks display

Shots from a nearby helicopter gave another perspective on the impressive fireworks display

A couple hugs while visitors wait before seeing the Independence Day fireworks display near the Lincoln Memorial

A couple hugs while visitors wait before seeing the Independence Day fireworks display near the Lincoln Memorial

To celebrate Independence Day, people are waiting for a fireworks show in front of the Lincoln Memorial at the National Mall

To celebrate Independence Day, people are waiting for a fireworks show in front of the Lincoln Memorial at the National Mall

Gilbert Rodriguez, 6 years old from Long Beach, California. While US President Joe Biden speaks about the White House's South Lawn, he holds the US flag on his father Eddie Rodriguez's shoulder.

Gilbert Rodriguez, 6 years old from Long Beach, California. While US President Joe Biden speaks about the White House’s South Lawn, he holds the US flag on his father Eddie Rodriguez’s shoulder.

People gather at the annual Independence Day fireworks display at the National Mall in Washington

People gather at the annual Independence Day fireworks display at the National Mall in Washington

When visitors arrive before seeing the Independence Day fireworks display near the Lincoln Memorial at the National Mall, people are wearing American flag-themed hats.

When visitors arrive before seeing the Independence Day fireworks display near the Lincoln Memorial at the National Mall, people are wearing American flag-themed hats.

President Joe Biden will speak at the White House South Lawn at the July 4th barbecue event to celebrate Independence Day.

President Joe Biden will speak at the White House South Lawn at the July 4th barbecue event to celebrate Independence Day.

Guests hear US President Joe Biden's remarks during a July 4 barbecue event celebrating Independence Day

Guests hear US President Joe Biden’s remarks during a July 4 barbecue event celebrating Independence Day

People gather at the annual Independence Day fireworks display at the National Mall in Washington

People gather at the annual Independence Day fireworks display at the National Mall in Washington

Audiences wait for the 45th Macy's July 4th Fireworks Festival overlooking the Manhattan Skyline at Gantry State Plaza in Long Island City

Audiences wait for the 45th Macy’s July 4th Fireworks Festival overlooking the Manhattan Skyline at Gantry State Plaza in Long Island City

Women give up

Women give up “thumbs up” while waiting for the New York fireworks to grow bigger and longer in 25 minutes on Sunday. Last year’s fireworks display spread to four nights and multiple districts to limit rallies and delay the spread of COVID-19.

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