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December 17, 2014

#tbt: A Different View of the Fourth

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Fireworks appear over the Washington Monument in celebration of Independence Day. (Maureen Keating/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

July Fourth is once again upon us and hoards of tourists and locals are expected to flock downtown Friday for the annual festivities, which include parades across the city, a daytime Nationals game, a concert on the West Front of the Capitol and — of course — fireworks.

In 1989, Roll Call photographer Maureen Keating was on duty, snapping shots of the fireworks lighting up the Washington skyline and of the spectators who turned out for the fun. Check out some of her best shots below:

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From left, Tai Richardson, 8, Beau Shelby, 11, Tiffany Richardson, 11, Brody Shelby, 7, Tara Richardson, 12, Tyge Shelby, 13, wait for the fireworks on Capitol Hill. (Maureen Keating/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

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Fireworks appear over the Washington Monument in celebration of July Fourth. (Maureen Keating/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

 

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Spectators wait on the National Mall for fireworks on the Fourth of July. (Maureen Keating/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

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Noelle Scott, 3, enjoys the Fourth of July fireworks on Capitol Hill. (Maureen Keating/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

 

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