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Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart gestures to the crowd during the Pop’s public rehearsal on July 3 at the Hatchshell on the Esplanade.
Biyeun Buczyk—The Tech
Fireworks launch from a barge in the Charles River during the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on Independence Day 2009, as viewed from the roof of Building 54. See the back page for more photos from the Boston area on July 4th.
Robert A. Weinberg
Professor of Biology Robert A. Weinberg’s New Hampshire cabin and garden. Just like students, MIT Professors enjoy all kinds of interesting work and leisure in the summer.
Illustration by Robin L. Dahan
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A close flyover by F-15’s of the 104th Fighter Wing (based in Westfield, MA) added an element of action to the National Anthem.
Illustration by Monica Gallegos
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Andrew T. Lukmann—The Tech
The 101st Field Artillery Regiment (based in Brockton, MA) provided an added “boom” to Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” performed by the Boston Pops.
Illustration by Monica Gallegos
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Illustration by Robin L. Dahan
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Monica Gallegos—The TecH
After attending the Amnesty International event on Human rights and the Iran protests, guests gathered across Massachusetts Ave. in front of the Lobby 7 on Tuesday, June 23 to participate in a silent, candlelight vigil. The vigil was in remembrance of Neda Agha-Soltan, a victim of election protest violence in Iran.
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Illustration by Robin L. Dahan
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David M. Templeton—The Tech
Singer Neil Diamond sings his signature song “Sweet Caroline” to large crowd packed on the Esplanade during the rehearsal of CBS’s national broadcast of the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on July 3.
Eric D. Schmiedl—The Tech
Charles River is seen at sundown on Independence Day in this composite stitched panorama. Hundreds of thousands of people — and hundreds of watercraft — surrounded the barge with fireworks in the middle of the river.
Jennifer Mahoney-Brum
Olivia M. Brum from Lowell, MA, holding her autographed sign, welcomes Neil Diamond.
Illustration by Monica Gallegos
Andrew T. Lukmann—The Tech
Crowds lined the banks of the Charles River before noon on July 4th to claim prime spots to view the fireworks.
Noah Spies—Tech File Photo
Srinivasan Jagannathan G (left) and Ankur Sinha G are seen preparing for a cricket match on the Barry Astroturf Field in this September 2008 file photo.