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Photo Essay: Milwaukee celebrates America’s birthday

Tens of thousands of people attended the annual July 3 fireworks show along Milwaukee’s lakefront.

Launched from barges on Lake Michigan, the night sky was filled with colorful explosions that were reflected on the dark water. Some families camped out in Veteran’s Park overnight from July 2 as an annual tradition.

These images highlight the pyrotechnic display and event crowds around the Milwaukee Art Museum, with its iconic architecture designed by Santiago Calatrava.

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Lee Matz

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Lee Matz

Former Creative Director and Photojournalist for the Milwaukee Business Journal, Lee brings his years of international experience as a foreign correspondent in Asia and Europe, with a background in publishing, advertising, and design, to the Milwaukee Independent. His list of awards include three consecutive top honors from the Milwaukee Press Club. Lee proudly uses MCTS as his exclusive mode of transportation, other than walking, for all the news stories he reports about in Milwaukee.


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