Fireworks Around The World
Communities around the globe light fireworks in celebration. Illuminating the sky with fire and color, the displays mesmerize, inspire and most importantly, get the party started. This collection highlights a few of the world's most dazzling displays of pyrotechnics.

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The Presidio and the Golden Gate Bridge

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Not crossing the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco would be like skipping the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It’s a rite of passage every visitor should experience. The best way to traverse this iconic symbol of the city is either on foot or two wheels. Start your pilgrimage from the Presidio, a large park and former military base that covers the city’s northern tip. Star Wars fans should make a detour to explore Lucasfilm’s Letterman Digital Arts Center, where you’ll find film memorabilia and a Yoda fountain. As you walk or ride through the park, you’ll get picture-perfect views of the orange beauty—as long as it’s not shrouded in fog—and be primed to embark on the 1.7-mile journey across the bridge.

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by Lara Takenaga
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