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PHOTOS: Macy's fireworks pop over the East River

The annual Fourth of July fireworks were a booming spectacle.
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    Barges ready for the fireworks show on the East River.

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    Fireworks over the East River for the Fourth of July.

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    The 39th Macy's Fourth of July show in New York City.

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    Spectators gathered to watch the fireworks under the Brooklyn Bridge.

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    About 50,000 pyrotechnics were shot off five barges on the East River.

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The annual Macy’s Fourth of July firework display wowed spectators with a huge show over the East River.

This was the 39th annual Macy’s fireworks show. New Yorkers gathered along the water at the Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Lower East Side for the pyrotechnics as fireworks were set off from barges on the river. The show also included musical performances from Kelly Clarkson, Flo Rider, Ed Sheeran, and others.

As reported by Newsday, almost 7,000 cops were also in attendance, watching for potential threats. Police Commissioner William J. Bratton expressed fears of potential lone wolf terrorist attacks inspired by the Islamic State on social media.

 

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