A dogwood tree is in full bloom in front of the US Capitol

An aerial view of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. 

The National Mall, Washignton D.C.

U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington D.C.

People watch as fireworks are shot over the National Mall in Washington, D.C. along the sore of the Potomac in Arlington, VA. 

Fireworks light up the sky over the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and the U.S. Capitol on July 4, 2012 in Washington, DC.