fourth of july

After delay, the show goes on

The Esplanade was temporarily evacuated during Fourth of July celebrations this evening because of the threat of thunderstorms, but the crowd soon returned and the show resumed.

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Fireworks lit up the sky over the Charles River, as seen from the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge.

The fireworks were delayed for about a half-hour by thunderstorms.

Visitors to the Esplanade dressed for the occassion.

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The audience cheered and waved flags as the Boston Pops concert ended.

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Audience members waited as the area around the Hatch Shell was temporarily evacuated because of the weather.

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Rows of empty chairs are seen following the evacuation.

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Singer Jennifer Hudson performed at the show.

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Visitors braved the morning rain to secure a spot on the Esplanade.

German sailors photographed the USS Constitution during its 19-gun salute on the Fourth of July in Boston Harbor.

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