Travellers visit Washington D.C. to watch Independence Day.
Fireworks lit up the sky as thousands cheered at the National Mall in Washington D.C. on Tuesday (July 4) as the United States celebrated its 241st Independence Day.
Guillermo Govina watched the celebration for the first time in his life, bringing his family along with him.
"This is my first time, my family's first time and this is just great. It's incredible, very very nice time spending here," Govina said.
New York's display, billed as the largest, was set to go off over the East River where it could be seen from the boroughs of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn.
July Fourth is a national holiday in the U.S., which commemorates the the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain.