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A perennial thrill

Fireworks explode over the bay during the July 4th celebrations in downtown St. Petersburg Friday, July 4, 2014 (note: Photo taken from the The Canopy Rooftop Lounge atop The Birchwood.)

LARA CERRI | Times

Fireworks explode over the bay during the July 4th celebrations in downtown St. Petersburg Friday, July 4, 2014 (note: Photo taken from the The Canopy Rooftop Lounge atop The Birchwood.)

LARA CERRI | Times

Thunderstorms held off to let the spectacular Fourth of July show paint the night sky in downtown St. Petersburg. This photo was taken from the Canopy Rooftop Lounge at the Birchwood hotel. More Fourth of July photos, 7B.

A perennial thrill 07/04/14 [Last modified: Friday, July 4, 2014 10:27pm]
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