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Photos: Boston's Fourth Of July Celebration

The Esplanade crowd was in good spirits, despite the heat. Organizers and Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart predict big numbers as sun goes down. (Lynn Jolicoeur/WBUR)
The Esplanade crowd was in good spirits, despite the heat. Organizers and Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart predict big numbers as sun goes down. (Lynn Jolicoeur/WBUR)
People enjoy the breeze on the Esplanade. (Lynn Jolicoeur/WBUR)
People enjoy the breeze on the Esplanade. (Lynn Jolicoeur/WBUR)
The line at security at the Esplanade. (Lynn Jolicoeur/WBUR)
The line at security at the Esplanade. (Lynn Jolicoeur/WBUR)
Pictured here are people being "wanded" at a Hatch Shell security checkpoint. One woman had plastic silverware confiscated. (Lynn Jolicoeur/WBUR)
Pictured here are people being "wanded" at a Hatch Shell security checkpoint. One woman had plastic silverware confiscated. (Lynn Jolicoeur/WBUR)
People start to gather at the Hatch Shell in the morning. (Lynn Jolicoeur/WBUR)
People start to gather at the Hatch Shell in the morning. (Lynn Jolicoeur/WBUR)
Event staff at the Hatch Shell perform security checks and inspect the bags of spectators. (Lynn Jolicoeur/WBUR)
Event staff at the Hatch Shell perform security checks and inspect the bags of spectators. (Lynn Jolicoeur/WBUR)

This program aired on July 4, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.

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