Fourth of July

Boston, Massachusetts - 7/4/2015 -Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart leades the orchestra at Hat Shell on the Charles River Esplanade during 4th of July celebrations in Boston, Massachusetts, July 4, 2015. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

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Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhard led the orchestra at the Hatch Shell.

Eli (left) and Sam Schmidt played with flags on the lawn near the Esplanade.

Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

Eli (left) and Sam Schmidt played with flags on the lawn near the Esplanade.

People cheered for the Navy Leap Frogs during the aerial show.

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People cheered for the Navy Leap Frogs during the aerial show.

Members of the Navy's Leap Frogs created streams of colored smoke as they jumped from a plane for an aerial show.

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Members of the Navy's Leap Frogs created streams of colored smoke as they jumped from a plane for an aerial show.

Tina Jones relaxed before the free fireworks show.

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Tina Jones relaxed before the free fireworks show.

James Barnes, of Brighton, had a seat in the front row for the 42d Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular.

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James Barnes, of Brighton, had a seat in the front row for the 42d Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular.

Kate Bullock and her niece McKenna Duggan waited on the grass.

Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

Kate Bullock and her niece McKenna Duggan waited on the grass.

Martha Murphy and her mother Jodie Murphy (right) used plastic bags while waiting out the rain.

Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

Martha Murphy and her mother Jodie Murphy (right) used plastic bags while waiting out the rain.

John and Erin Pennington kissed while wearing American flag themed mustaches.

Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

John and Erin Pennington kissed while wearing American flag themed mustaches.

Chris Tuttle played with his daughter Clare.

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Chris Tuttle played with his daughter Clare.

A man slept under a tent early Saturday.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

A man slept under a tent early Saturday.

Live updates | July 4

Boston Pops play the Esplanade before fireworks

Keith Lockhart is celebrating his 20th year as conductor of the Pops during the free concert, which is already underway.

People waited on the grass at the Charles River Esplanade.

Skies clear as revelers await fireworks spectacular

Amid tight security, patriotic revelers charged onto the grass early to await the free concert and nighttime fireworks display.

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BOSTON, MA - JULY 4: Clay Buchholz #11 of the Boston Red Sox throws in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park on July 4, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

RED SOX 6, ASTROS 1

Clay Buchholz throws complete game in win over Astros

Buchholz gave up just six hits and struck out eight without a walk to win his fourth straight start.

A computer-generated composite image depicted the little girl whose body was found on Deer Island last week as she may have appeared in life.

Millions view site seeking to ID girl in Deer Island case

Investigators said they are “in awe” of the help they are receiving from the public.

 Glenn Quirion of Sweet Tooth Bakery uses dozens of eggs in batters.

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Higher egg prices hitting shops, consumers

The price of eggs has doubled in just a few short weeks after an outbreak of bird flu in the Midwest.

Plan for temporary Olympic stadium may be in Boston’s favor

The demountable stadium is a novel option under the IOC’s Agenda 2020, which has given host cities flexibility in venue choices.

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Three bodies found in two homes in Boothbay Harbor

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The Big Picture

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