Photos: Fourth of July weekend 2016

Fireworks explode over Lincoln Memorial at the National Mall, as seen from Arlington, Va. during the Fourth of July celebration on Monday, July 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Fireworks explode over Lincoln Memorial at the National Mall, as seen from Arlington, Va. during the Fourth of July celebration on Monday, July 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) (AP/Jose Luis Magana)
Fireworks explode over Lincoln Memorial, at the National Mall as seen from Arlington, Va. during the Fourth of July celebration on Monday, July 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Fireworks explode over Lincoln Memorial, at the National Mall as seen from Arlington, Va. during the Fourth of July celebration on Monday, July 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) (AP/Jose Luis Magana)
Fireworks explode over Lincoln Memorial, at the National Mall as seen from Arlington, Va., during the Fourth of July celebration on Monday, July 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Fireworks explode over Lincoln Memorial, at the National Mall as seen from Arlington, Va., during the Fourth of July celebration on Monday, July 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) (AP/Jose Luis Magana)
The fireworks show finale on the National Mall in on Monday, July 4, 2016. (WTOP/Michelle Basch) (AP/Jose Luis Magana)
The fireworks display at the National Mall on Monday, July 4, 2016. (WTOP/Michelle Basch) (AP/Jose Luis Magana)
Fireworks explode over the Washington Monument, at the National Mall during the Fourth of July celebration on Monday, July 4, 2016. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Fireworks explode over the Washington Monument, at the National Mall during the Fourth of July celebration on Monday, July 4, 2016. (WTOP/Michelle Basch) (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Fireworks explode over the Washington Monument, at the National Mall during the Fourth of July celebration on Monday, July 4, 2016. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Fireworks explode over the Washington Monument, at the National Mall during the Fourth of July celebration on Monday, July 4, 2016. (WTOP/Michelle Basch) (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
The crowd on the National Mall waits for the fireworks show to begin. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
The crowd on the National Mall waits for the fireworks show to begin on Monday, July 4, 2016. (WTOP/Michelle Basch) (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Some kids dressed in their Independence Day best on the National Mall. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Kids dressed in their Independence Day best on the National Mall on Monday, July 4, 2016. (WTOP/Michelle Basch) (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
The crowd on the National Mall waits for the fireworks show to begin on Monday, July 4, 2016. (WTOP/Michelle Basch) (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
A family is prepared for rain on the National Mall on Monday, July 4, 2016. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
A family is prepared for rain on the National Mall on Monday, July 4, 2016. (WTOP/Michelle Basch) (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
People waiting for fireworks at the National Mall made the best of the rainy weather by creating a makeshift "slip and slide" on Monday, July 4, 2016. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
People waiting for fireworks at the National Mall made the best of the rainy weather by creating a makeshift “slip and slide” on Monday, July 4, 2016. (WTOP/Michelle Basch) (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
This family created a "base camp" to stay dry. They got to the National Mall at around 1 p.m. to prepare for the Fourth of July festivities. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
This family created a “base camp” to stay dry. They got to the National Mall at around 1 p.m. to prepare for the Fourth of July festivities. (WTOP/Michelle Basch) (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
The Washington Monument is seen as crowds gathered in early July. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Crowds gathered mainly around the Washington Monument in preparation for the Fourth of July event on the National Mall on Monday. (WTOP/Michelle Basch) (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
A look at the National Mall on a gray Fourth of July evening in D.C. (WTOP/Michelle Basch) (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
New York City counterterrorism police officers watch over spectators watching the Fourth of July fireworks, Monday, July 4, 2016, along the East River on the FDR Drive in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
New York City counterterrorism police officers watch over spectators watching the Fourth of July fireworks, Monday, July 4, 2016, along the East River on the FDR Drive in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger) (AP/Adam Hunger)
Spectators watch Fourth of July fireworks at Ault Park, Monday, July 4, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Spectators watch Fourth of July fireworks at Ault Park, Monday, July 4, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (AP/John Minchillo)
Fourth of July fireworks explode over the Cumberland River Monday, July 4, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. The Independence Day fireworks display is the largest in the country. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Fourth of July fireworks explode over the Cumberland River Monday, July 4, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. The Independence Day fireworks display is the largest in the country. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) (AP/Mark Humphrey)
The National Independence Day Parade in Washington, D.C. went on despite forecast of inclement weather on Monday, July 4, 2016. (WTOP/Dick Uliano) (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Nate and Braelie Chambers, 6, came from Bristow, Virginia, to watch the National Independence Day Parade on Monday, July 4, 2016. (Dick Uliano/WTOP)
Nate and Braelie Chambers, 6, came from Bristow, Virginia, to watch the National Independence Day Parade on Monday, July 4, 2016. (WTOP/Dick Uliano) (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Jgjit and Baljit Ahuja, of Washington, D.C., show their patriotic spirit during the National Independence Day Parade on Monday, July 4, 2016. (Dick Uliano/WTOP)
Jagjit and Baljit Ahuja, of Washington, D.C., show their patriotic spirit during the National Independence Day Parade on Monday, July 4, 2016. (WTOP/Dick Uliano) (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Children's favorite Caillou delights children along the parade route of the National Independence Day Parade, July 4, 2016. (Dick Uliano/WTOP)
Children’s favorite Caillou delights children along the parade route of the National Independence Day Parade, July 4, 2016. (WTOP/Dick Uliano) (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Parade participants hold on to a balloon bald eagle to keep it from flying off during the National Independence Day Parade on Monday,July 4, 2016. (Dick Uliano/WTOP)
Parade participants hold on to a balloon bald eagle to keep it from flying off during the National Independence Day Parade on Monday, July 4, 2016. (WTOP/Dick Uliano) (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
A parade float of iconic Washington monuments glide along Constitution Avenue on Monday, July 4, 2016. (Dick Uliano/WTOP)
A parade float of iconic Washington monuments glide along Constitution Avenue on Monday, July 4, 2016. (WTOP/Dick Uliano) (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Costumed musicians promenade along Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C. during the National Independence Day Parade, July 4, 2016. (Dick Uliano/WTOP)
Costumed musicians promenade along Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C. during the National Independence Day Parade, July 4, 2016. (WTOP/Dick Uliano) (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Under gray skies, the National Independence Day Parade continues in Washington, D.C. on Monday, July 4, 2016. (Dick Uliano/WTOP)
Under gray skies, the National Independence Day Parade continues in Washington, D.C. on Monday, July 4, 2016. (WTOP/Dick Uliano) (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
(WTOP/Dick Uliano)

Happy birthday, America!

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(WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Yalenny Vargas arranges flags for the Fourth Of July celebrations at Liberty State Park on Monday, July 4, 2016, in Jersey City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Yalenny Vargas arranges flags for the Fourth Of July celebrations at Liberty State Park on Monday, July 4, 2016, in Jersey City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) (AP/Mel Evans)
(AP/Mel Evans)
(AP/Mel Evans)

Congratulations to America’s newest citizens! One hundred people were just sworn in at a naturalization ceremony at Mount Vernon.

A photo posted by George Washington Mount Vernon (@mount_vernon) on

(AP/Mel Evans)
(AP/Mel Evans)
The sun rises behind the Statue of Liberty a day before the United States celebrates its independence, Sunday, July 3, 2016, in Jersey City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
The sun rises behind the Statue of Liberty a day before the United States celebrates its independence, Sunday, July 3, 2016, in Jersey City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
A man watches the baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Texas Rangers during the fifth inning in Boston, Monday, July 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
A man watches the baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Texas Rangers during the fifth inning in Boston, Monday, July 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) (AP)
People ride the Sky Flyer at State Fair Meadowlands carnival as fireworks explode, Sunday, July 3, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
People ride the Sky Flyer at State Fair Meadowlands carnival as fireworks explode, Sunday, July 3, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (AP/Julio Cortez)
Joey Chestnut competes in Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest men's competition, Monday, July 4, 2016, in New York. Chestnut came in first eating 70 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Joey Chestnut competes in Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest men’s competition, Monday, July 4, 2016, in New York. Chestnut came in first eating 70 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) (AP/Mary Altaffer)
Joey Chestnut, right, is declared Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest men's competition winner, Monday, July 4, 2016, in New York. Chestnut came in first eating 70 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. Matt Stonie came in second eating 53 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Joey Chestnut, right, is declared Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest men’s competition winner, Monday, July 4, 2016, in New York. Chestnut came in first eating 70 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. Matt Stonie came in second eating 53 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) (AP/Mary Altaffer)
Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato perform during rehearsal for the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade in Boston, Sunday, July 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato perform during rehearsal for the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade in Boston, Sunday, July 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) (AP/Michael Dwyer)
Fireworks shoot from the Hatch Shell during rehearsal for the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade in Boston, Sunday, July 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Fireworks shoot from the Hatch Shell during rehearsal for the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade in Boston, Sunday, July 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) (AP)
People ride the Sky Flyer at State Fair Meadowlands carnival as fireworks explode, Sunday, July 3, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
People ride the Sky Flyer at State Fair Meadowlands carnival as fireworks explode, Sunday, July 3, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (AP/Julio Cortez)
(AP/Julio Cortez)
The Prince George's County Sheriff's office shared photos on Twitter from the Fourth of July parade in Laurel, Md., on Saturday. (Twitter/Prince George's County Sheriff's Office)
An Independence Day parade takes place in Laurel, Md., on Saturday, July 2, 2016. The Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office shared photos from the event. (Twitter/Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office) (Twitter/Prince George's County Sheriff's Office)
(Twitter/Prince George's County Sheriff's Office)
Fireworks display during A Capitol Fourth 2015 Independence Day concert at the U.S. Capitol, West Lawn on July 4, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Capitol concerts)
Fireworks display during A Capitol Fourth 2015 Independence Day concert at the U.S. Capitol, West Lawn on July 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Capitol concerts) (Getty Images for Capitol Concert/Paul Morigi)
(Getty Images for Capitol Concert/Paul Morigi)
(Getty Images for Capitol Concert/Paul Morigi)
(Getty Images for Capitol Concert/Paul Morigi)
People enjoy the sunny holiday weekend on the Georgetown Waterfront on July 2, 2016. (WTOP/Ben Raby)
People enjoy the sunny holiday weekend on the Georgetown Waterfront on July 2, 2016. (WTOP/Ben Raby) (WTOP/Ben Raby)
 Hot dogs sit on a platter at The Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York, on July 4. The contest is an annual Fourth of July tradition. (Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)
Hot dogs sit on a platter at The Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York, on July 4. The contest is an annual Fourth of July tradition. (Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Andrew Renneisen)
(Getty Images/Andrew Renneisen)
(Getty Images/Andrew Renneisen)
FILE - In this July 3, 2015 file photo, fireworks shoot from the top of the Hatch Shell in Boston during rehearsal for the annual annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular. David Mugar, founder and executive director of the show, is retiring after 43 years and no one has stepped up yet to fill the sponsorship and leadership void. Pop stars Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato, and country group Little Big Town headline Monday's nationally televised Independence Day performance. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
In this 2015 file photo, fireworks shoot from the top of the Hatch Shell in Boston during rehearsal for the annual annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular. David Mugar, founder and executive director of the show, is retiring after 43 years and no one has stepped up yet to fill the sponsorship and leadership void. Pop stars Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato, and country group Little Big Town headline Monday’s nationally televised Independence Day performance. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File) (AP)
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Fireworks explode over Lincoln Memorial at the National Mall, as seen from Arlington, Va. during the Fourth of July celebration on Monday, July 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Fireworks explode over Lincoln Memorial, at the National Mall as seen from Arlington, Va. during the Fourth of July celebration on Monday, July 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Fireworks explode over Lincoln Memorial, at the National Mall as seen from Arlington, Va., during the Fourth of July celebration on Monday, July 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Fireworks explode over the Washington Monument, at the National Mall during the Fourth of July celebration on Monday, July 4, 2016. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Fireworks explode over the Washington Monument, at the National Mall during the Fourth of July celebration on Monday, July 4, 2016. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
The crowd on the National Mall waits for the fireworks show to begin. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Some kids dressed in their Independence Day best on the National Mall. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
A family is prepared for rain on the National Mall on Monday, July 4, 2016. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
People waiting for fireworks at the National Mall made the best of the rainy weather by creating a makeshift "slip and slide" on Monday, July 4, 2016. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
This family created a "base camp" to stay dry. They got to the National Mall at around 1 p.m. to prepare for the Fourth of July festivities. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
The Washington Monument is seen as crowds gathered in early July. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
New York City counterterrorism police officers watch over spectators watching the Fourth of July fireworks, Monday, July 4, 2016, along the East River on the FDR Drive in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
Spectators watch Fourth of July fireworks at Ault Park, Monday, July 4, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Fourth of July fireworks explode over the Cumberland River Monday, July 4, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. The Independence Day fireworks display is the largest in the country. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Nate and Braelie Chambers, 6, came from Bristow, Virginia, to watch the National Independence Day Parade on Monday, July 4, 2016. (Dick Uliano/WTOP)
Jgjit and Baljit Ahuja, of Washington, D.C., show their patriotic spirit during the National Independence Day Parade on Monday, July 4, 2016. (Dick Uliano/WTOP)
Children's favorite Caillou delights children along the parade route of the National Independence Day Parade, July 4, 2016. (Dick Uliano/WTOP)
Parade participants hold on to a balloon bald eagle to keep it from flying off during the National Independence Day Parade on Monday,July 4, 2016. (Dick Uliano/WTOP)
A parade float of iconic Washington monuments glide along Constitution Avenue on Monday, July 4, 2016. (Dick Uliano/WTOP)
Costumed musicians promenade along Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C. during the National Independence Day Parade, July 4, 2016. (Dick Uliano/WTOP)
Under gray skies, the National Independence Day Parade continues in Washington, D.C. on Monday, July 4, 2016. (Dick Uliano/WTOP)
Yalenny Vargas arranges flags for the Fourth Of July celebrations at Liberty State Park on Monday, July 4, 2016, in Jersey City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
The sun rises behind the Statue of Liberty a day before the United States celebrates its independence, Sunday, July 3, 2016, in Jersey City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
A man watches the baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Texas Rangers during the fifth inning in Boston, Monday, July 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
People ride the Sky Flyer at State Fair Meadowlands carnival as fireworks explode, Sunday, July 3, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Joey Chestnut competes in Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest men's competition, Monday, July 4, 2016, in New York. Chestnut came in first eating 70 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Joey Chestnut, right, is declared Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest men's competition winner, Monday, July 4, 2016, in New York. Chestnut came in first eating 70 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. Matt Stonie came in second eating 53 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato perform during rehearsal for the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade in Boston, Sunday, July 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Fireworks shoot from the Hatch Shell during rehearsal for the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade in Boston, Sunday, July 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
People ride the Sky Flyer at State Fair Meadowlands carnival as fireworks explode, Sunday, July 3, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
The Prince George's County Sheriff's office shared photos on Twitter from the Fourth of July parade in Laurel, Md., on Saturday. (Twitter/Prince George's County Sheriff's Office)
Fireworks display during A Capitol Fourth 2015 Independence Day concert at the U.S. Capitol, West Lawn on July 4, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Capitol concerts)
People enjoy the sunny holiday weekend on the Georgetown Waterfront on July 2, 2016. (WTOP/Ben Raby)
 Hot dogs sit on a platter at The Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York, on July 4. The contest is an annual Fourth of July tradition. (Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)
FILE - In this July 3, 2015 file photo, fireworks shoot from the top of the Hatch Shell in Boston during rehearsal for the annual annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular. David Mugar, founder and executive director of the show, is retiring after 43 years and no one has stepped up yet to fill the sponsorship and leadership void. Pop stars Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato, and country group Little Big Town headline Monday's nationally televised Independence Day performance. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

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