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Sailfest fireworks light up the sky

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Sailfest fireworks burst below low cloud cover over the Thames River in Groton Saturday, July 13, 2013.

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The Mashantucket Pequot Fireworks Extravaganza explodes over the Thames River during Sailfest XXXVI Saturday, July 13, 2013, in New London.

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Sailfest fireworks burst into low cloud cover over the Thames River in Groton Saturday, July 13, 2013.

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The Mashantucket Pequot Fireworks Extravaganza explodes over the Thames River during Sailfest XXXVI Saturday, July 13, 2013, in New London.

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The Mashantucket Pequot Fireworks Extravaganza explodes over the Thames River during Sailfest XXXVI Saturday, July 13, 2013 in New London.

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Waterford's Goshen Fire Department boat patrols the Thames River as the fireworks barge is moored in position for Sailfest XXXVI Saturday, July 13, 2013, in New London.

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Ashley Hutchinson, right, and Pam Matzdorff, both of Niantic, dance to Santa Mamba on the Custom House Pier during Sailfest XXXVI Saturday, July 13, 2013, in New London.

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Crowds mob the bottom of State Street by Water Street during Sailfest XXXVI Saturday, July 13, 2013, in New London.

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Connor Bollard, 6, of Clinton, climbs to the end of a cannon at Fort Griswold State Park in Groton, while playing with, (from left to right), Cole McAmenny, 12, of Waterford, Hannah Lima, 13, of Westerly, and Jordyn Meyenberg, 17, of Waterford, as they wait for the evening Sailfest fireworks Saturday, July 13, 2013.

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Ben Niddrie, 16, of Groton, performs an ollie and kickflip with his skateboard, while taking advantage of Thames Street in Groton being closed for Sailfest Saturday, July 13, 2013.

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