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50th annual Washington Monument lighting | PHOTOS

Fireworks light up the sky at the 50th anniversary of the Monument Lighting in Mount Vernon Place on Thursday, December 2.
(Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
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Crowds of people came out to see the 50th anniversary of the Monument Lighting on Thursday, December 2.
(Ulysses Muñoz)
50th Annual Lighting of the Washington Monument
Fireworks light up the sky at the 50th anniversary of the Monument Lighting in Mount Vernon Place on Thursday, December 2.
Fireworks light up the sky at the 50th anniversary of the Monument Lighting in Mount Vernon Place on Thursday, December 2. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
50th Annual Lighting of the Washington Monument
Fireworks light up the sky at the 50th anniversary of the Monument Lighting in Mount Vernon Place on Thursday, December 2.
Fireworks light up the sky at the 50th anniversary of the Monument Lighting in Mount Vernon Place on Thursday, December 2. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
50th Annual Lighting of the Washington Monument
Chuk Pius, left, holding Cairo Pius, 2, stands with Jessica Pius and Kim Wiggins at the 50th anniversary of the Monument Lighting on Thursday, December 2.
Chuk Pius, left, holding Cairo Pius, 2, stands with Jessica Pius and Kim Wiggins at the 50th anniversary of the Monument Lighting on Thursday, December 2. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
50th Annual Lighting of the Washington Monument
Kevin Brown, on stilts, towers over a group of people who came out to see the 50th anniversary of the Monument Lighting on Thursday, December 2.
Kevin Brown, on stilts, towers over a group of people who came out to see the 50th anniversary of the Monument Lighting on Thursday, December 2. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
50th Annual Lighting of the Washington Monument
Firework apparatuses sit ready to launch near the base of the Washington Monument before the 50th anniversary of the Monument Lighting on Thursday, December 2.
Firework apparatuses sit ready to launch near the base of the Washington Monument before the 50th anniversary of the Monument Lighting on Thursday, December 2. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
50th Annual Lighting of the Washington Monument
Crowds of people came out to see the 50th anniversary of the Monument Lighting on Thursday, December 2.
Crowds of people came out to see the 50th anniversary of the Monument Lighting on Thursday, December 2. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
50th Annual Lighting of the Washington Monument
Photographers set up near the base of the Washington Monument before the 50th anniversary of the Monument Lighting on Thursday, December 2.
Photographers set up near the base of the Washington Monument before the 50th anniversary of the Monument Lighting on Thursday, December 2. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
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