Photos: July 4 celebration and fireworks on the National Mall

Some vintage Miley Cyrus accompanies the fireworks. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
The late George Michael’s “Freedom! ’90” accompanies the show. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Spectators enjoy the fireworks finale at the National Mall. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Fireworks light up the skies over the National Mall on Tuesday. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Fireworks light up the skies over the National Mall on Tuesday. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)

Fireworks burst over the Memorial Bridge during Independence Day celebrations on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
Fireworks burst over the Memorial Bridge during Tuesday’s Independence Day celebrations on the National Mall in Washington. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

The July 4 fireworks over the National Mall, as seen from the 14th Street Bridge. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
The July 4 fireworks over the National Mall, as seen from the 14th Street Bridge. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)

The July 4 fireworks over the National Mall, as seen from the 14th Street Bridge. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
The July 4 fireworks over the National Mall, as seen from the 14th Street Bridge. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)

The July 4 fireworks over the National Mall, as seen from the 14th Street Bridge. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
The July 4 fireworks over the National Mall can be seen from the 14th Street Bridge. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)

Fireworks explode over Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol, at the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, during the Fourth of July celebration. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Fireworks explode over the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday during the Fourth of July celebration. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Fireworks explode over the West Wing of the White House for the Fourth of July holiday, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Fireworks explode over the West Wing of the White House for the Fourth of July holiday in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Fireworks explode over Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol, at the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, during the Fourth of July celebration. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Fireworks explode over the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday during the Fourth of July celebration. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

The late Chuck Berry provides the soundtrack. (WTOP/Michelle Basch) (AP/Jose Luis Magana)
(AP/Jose Luis Magana)
A radiant Washington Monument shines on a festive holiday evening. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
A radiant Washington Monument shines on a festive holiday evening. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)

Nightfall approaches on the National Mall. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Nightfall approaches at the National Mall. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)

Boaters drop anchor along the Tidal Potomac. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Boaters drop anchor along the tidal Potomac. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)

The crowd thickens near the base of the Washington Monument Tuesday evening. (WTOP/Michelle Basch) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Spectators get settled near the Washington Monument early Tuesday evening. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Spectators get settled near the Washington Monument early Tuesday evening. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)

Some spectators used Old Glory to stay dry during some surprise showers. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Some spectators used Old Glory to stay dry during some surprise showers. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)

This couple from Indiana was visiting D.C. for the first time on Tuesday. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
This couple from Indiana was visiting D.C. for the first time on Tuesday. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)

Some spectators near the Washington Monument were lucky enough to find shade. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Some spectators near the Washington Monument were lucky enough to find shade. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)

Spectators line up outside the security checkpoint at 17th Street and Constitution Avenue Tuesday. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Spectators line up outside the security checkpoint at 17th Street and Constitution Avenue Tuesday. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)

The U.S. Navy Band plays at the Sylvan Theater. (WTOP/Michelle Basch) (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
The umbrellas were out along the National Mall Tuesday for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
The umbrellas were out along the National Mall Tuesday for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)

This year's Smithsonian Folklife Festival features a circus. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
This year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival features a circus. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)

WTOP's Kyle Cooper showed off his patriotic side Tuesday (WTOP Staff)
WTOP’s Kyle Cooper showed off his patriotic side Tuesday (WTOP Staff)

What not to bring to the National Mall Tuesday? Fireworks. Also banned: drones and tents that have stakes or that can block others' views. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
What not to bring to the National Mall Tuesday? Fireworks. Also banned: drones and tents that have stakes or that can block others’ views. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)

Friendly redcoats assembled for D.C.'s Fourth of July parade Tuesday (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Friendly redcoats assembled for D.C.’s Fourth of July parade Tuesday (WTOP/Kate Ryan)

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Fireworks light up the skies over the National Mall on Tuesday. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Fireworks burst over the Memorial Bridge during Independence Day celebrations on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
The July 4 fireworks over the National Mall, as seen from the 14th Street Bridge. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
The July 4 fireworks over the National Mall, as seen from the 14th Street Bridge. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
The July 4 fireworks over the National Mall, as seen from the 14th Street Bridge. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Fireworks explode over Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol, at the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, during the Fourth of July celebration. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Fireworks explode over the West Wing of the White House for the Fourth of July holiday, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Fireworks explode over Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol, at the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, during the Fourth of July celebration. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
A radiant Washington Monument shines on a festive holiday evening. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Nightfall approaches on the National Mall. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Boaters drop anchor along the Tidal Potomac. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Spectators get settled near the Washington Monument early Tuesday evening. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Some spectators used Old Glory to stay dry during some surprise showers. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
This couple from Indiana was visiting D.C. for the first time on Tuesday. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Some spectators near the Washington Monument were lucky enough to find shade. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Spectators line up outside the security checkpoint at 17th Street and Constitution Avenue Tuesday. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
The umbrellas were out along the National Mall Tuesday for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
This year's Smithsonian Folklife Festival features a circus. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
WTOP's Kyle Cooper showed off his patriotic side Tuesday (WTOP Staff)
What not to bring to the National Mall Tuesday? Fireworks. Also banned: drones and tents that have stakes or that can block others' views. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Friendly redcoats assembled for D.C.'s Fourth of July parade Tuesday (WTOP/Kate Ryan)

WASHINGTON — Thousands converged on the National Mall area and nearby rooftops Tuesday for another July 4 celebration full of booms, pops, “ooooos” and “ahhs.”

Here are some scenes from the festivities. Share your Fourth of July photos on Twitter @wtop.

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