Fireworks can be seen from the Top of the Town in Arlington as they explode over the National Mall to celebrate Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Photo by: ANDREW HARNIK

Fireworks can be seen from the Top of the Town in Arlington as they explode over the National Mall to celebrate Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)