PHOTOS: Thousands gather at National Mall for July Fourth fireworks over DC

Thousands flocked to the National Mall to celebrate the Fourth of July in quintessential D.C. fashion.

See photos of how the nation’s capital celebrated Independence Day.

Spectators showed up well before sunset to claim a good spot for fireworks viewing Monday.

Blankets were already laid out on the National Mall hours before the fireworks were set to start Monday.

D.C. police set up along the National Mall ahead of Monday night’s fireworks display.

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