Photos: New York City’s Spectacular Fireworks Display

The nation's largest fireworks show lit up the sky in a burst of red, white and blue over the Hudson River straddling New York and New Jersey on Sunday night.

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The nation's largest fireworks show lit up the sky in a burst of red, white and blue over the Hudson River straddling New York and New Jersey on Sunday night.
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Budget cuts forced some communities to pull the plug on the pyrotechnics, but the gigantic Macy's fireworks show went on as planned on Manhattan's West Side, where it moved in 2009 after eight years on the East River.
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The show, which aired live on WNBC, began just before 9:30 p.m. with huge fireballs exploding in the night sky to the strains of patriotic tunes like "Stars and Stripes Forever" and "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."
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Even members of The NYPD took a break to watch fireworks explode.
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Susie Berry
The Empire State Building was illuminated with red, white and blue lights. Here it is seen from across the East River in the Queens borough of New York, and is backlit by shells exploding over the Hudson River.
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The Associated Press
The shimmering fireworks that streaked across the night sky replaced a blazing sun that broiled the Tri-State area with temperatures in the 90s.
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Fireworks explode behind the USS Intrepid.
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Sherri Hanyo
Fireworks explode over the Hudson River in Manhattan during the Macy's 4th of July fireworks display on Sunday, July 4, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Adamucci)
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Jim Salisbury
NEW YORK - JULY 04: Fireworks explode over the Hudson River during the 37th annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks over the Hudson River on July 4, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK - JULY 04: Fireworks explode behind the USS Intrepid during the 37th annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks over the Hudson River on July 4, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
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Corey Seidman
Fireworks explode over the Hudson River in Manhattan during the Macy's 4th of July fireworks display on Sunday, July 4, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Adamucci)
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