Photo: Fireworks at the White House
Last night, President Obama welcomed more than 1,200 military service members and their families to the White House to celebrate the Fourth of July.
The event, organized by the USO, featured a performance by country music star Brad Paisley. As Paisley and his band finished their final song ("Welcome to the Future"), fireworks began over the National Mall.
Watch a video of the fireworks from the White House South Lawn
A crowd watches the end of Brad Paisley's performance on the South Lawn of the White House as fireworks erupt over the National Mall, July 4, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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