19 photos capturing the spirit of the 2018 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

Boston's July 4th celebration, on the banks of the Charles River.

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Keith Lockhart. —Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe
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Rita Moreno and Natalie Cortez. —Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe
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Carol Hunt, of Milton, dressed as Lady Liberty. —Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe
Rachel Platten. —Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe
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Scott Webb. —Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe
The Indigo Girls. —Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe
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Rhiannon Giddens. —Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe
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Bethany Long, of East Haddam, Connecticut. —Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe
Jose Hernandez, left, and his wife, Daniella, right, relax in the shade with their children, (top to bottom) Carlos, 15, Santi, 11, and Ana, 13, while waiting for the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular to begin. —Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe
Andrew Ragland, left, of Lexington, Kentucky, and John Schinker of Stow, Ohio, sprint onto the Esplanade to claim their spaces. —Lane Turner / The Boston Globe
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