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July 05, 2012
Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff
Fireworks lit up the Boston skyline.
Tamir Kalifa for The Boston Globe
Spectators watched the fireworks over the Charles River during the Fourth of July celebration.
Visitors to the Esplanade dressed for the weather.
Audience members waited as the area around the Hatch Shell was temporarily evacuated because of the weather.
Rows of empty chairs are seen following the evacuation.
Singer Jennifer Hudson performed at the show.
The audience cheered and waved flags as the Boston Pops concert ended.
Fireworks lit up the sky over the Charles River, as seen from the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge.
The fireworks were delayed for about a half-hour by thunderstorms.
Dina Rudick / Globe Staff
Visitors braved the morning rain to secure a spot on the Esplanade.