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In photos: Fourth of July celebrations in the D.C. area

Celebrations on the Fourth of July in the D.C.-area include parades, citizenship ceremonies, reenactments and the traditional fireworks displays.

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July 3

Fireworks burst over Stoney Creek in Pasadena, Md.

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July 3

A pair of boaters, leaving Riley's Lock in Poolesville, Md., are silhouetted by fireworks from across the Potomac River at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va.

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July 4

Baron Freeman, 2, looks up at his father, Ed Freeman, before the Fourth of July parade in Takoma Park, Md.

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July 4

A spectator wears American flag attire to the Takoma Park parade.

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July 4

Eliott Ponte strings American flags to a vehicle before the parade in Takoma Park.

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Craig Hudson for The Washington Post

July 4

Gayle Giblin holds an American flag before the Takoma Park parade.

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Craig Hudson for The Washington Post

July 4

The Takoma Park Fourth of July parade makes its way down the street.

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Craig Hudson for The Washington Post

July 4

The Morning Few Band float passes through a Takoma Park neighborhood.

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Craig Hudson for The Washington Post

July 4

Spectators cheer on the sidelines of the parade in Takoma Park.

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July 4

Parade participants pass by the crowd in Takoma Park.

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Craig Hudson for The Washington Post

July 4

Susanne Lowen participates in the Takoma Park parade.

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Craig Hudson for The Washington Post

July 4

Bonnie Flippin takes a photo of her son, Beau Mukherjee, 5, as her daughter Maya Mukherjee, 3, watches the Takoma Park parade.

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Craig Hudson for The Washington Post

July 4

Hans Riemer, candidate for Montgomery County executive, takes part in the parade in Takoma Park.

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Craig Hudson for The Washington Post

July 4

Participants of the Takoma Park parade.

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Craig Hudson for The Washington Post

July 4

A military member holds a flag while taking part in a naturalization ceremony for new citizens as people gather to celebrate the Fourth of July at Mount Vernon in Virginia.

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July 4

Daniel Shippey, portraying George Washington, speaks during a naturalization ceremony at Mount Vernon.

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Matt McClain/The Washington Post

July 4

U.S. Army Pvt. Youssef Bannani, center, who is originally of Iraq, takes part in a naturalization ceremony as he and others were sworn in as citizens at Mount Vernon.

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Matt McClain/The Washington Post

July 4

A Benjamin Franklin impersonator prepares to read the Declaration of Independence at Mount Vernon.

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Stefani Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

July 4

People gather at Mount Vernon to celebrate the Fourth of July.

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Matt McClain/The Washington Post

July 4

Reenactors put on a display as people gather at Mount Vernon.

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Matt McClain/The Washington Post

July 4

Onlookers plug their ears as a cannon is fired at Mount Vernon.

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Stefani Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

July 4

Wearing a patriotic shirt, a spectator watches a fireworks display at Mount Vernon.

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Matt McClain/The Washington Post

July 4

President Biden delivers remarks during a celebration for military families on the South Lawn of the White House.

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Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post

July 4

Moderately heavy foot traffic is seen at the Smithsonian Metro station ahead of the fireworks show on the National Mall in Washington.

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July 4

People keep cool by walking through a misting machine near the Washington Monument.

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Craig Hudson for The Washington Post

July 4

Hundreds gather on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to watch the fireworks.

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Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post

July 4

Boaters gather along the Potomac River for the fireworks display.

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Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post

July 4

Revelers wave American flags while waiting for the National Mall fireworks display.

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Craig Hudson for the Washington Post

July

Fireworks explode over the National Mall.

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Maansi Srivastava for The Washington Post

July 4

Spectators view the fireworks from the base of the Washington Monument.

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Craig Hudson for The Washington Post

July 43

Fireworks streak above the Washington Monument.

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Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post

July 4

President Biden, first lady Jill Biden and their family watch the fireworks from the balcony of the White House.

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Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post

July 4

Crowds of people watch the fireworks in Washington.

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Craig Hudson for The Washington Post

July 4

Fireworks burst over the National Mall between the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument.

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Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post

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