July 4th fireworks and other South Florida scenes

  • Miami celebrates Independence Day with fireworks over Biscayne Bay on Thursday, July 4, 2013. The fireworks, at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami, are seen from Watson Island, across Biscayne Bay. These resemble a flower. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • Miami celebrates Independence Day with fireworks over Biscayne Bay on Thursday, July 4, 2013. The fireworks, at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami, are seen from Watson Island, across Biscayne Bay. These resemble a palm tree with multicolored fronds. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • Miami celebrates Independence Day with fireworks over Biscayne Bay on Thursday, July 4, 2013. The fireworks, at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami, are seen from Watson Island, across Biscayne Bay. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • Miami celebrates Independence Day with fireworks over Biscayne Bay on Thursday, July 4, 2013. The fireworks, at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami, are seen from Watson Island, across Biscayne Bay. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

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  • Thomas Tamay, takes a picture of his daughters Carlota, and Victoria, with M.C. Austin Tellam at the Annual Key Biscayne July Fourth Parade, Thursday, July 4th, 2013. Peter Andrew Bosch / Miami Herald staff

  • Dr. Adair Bush, of K.B. Veterinary, rides down Crandon Blvd in the parade at the Annual Key Biscayne July Fourth Parade, Thursday, July 4th, 2013. Peter Andrew Bosch / Miami Herald staff

  •   Peter Andrew Bosch / Miami Herald staff

  • Tim Stickney, who has been the M.C. at the Annual Key Biscayne July Fourth Parade for the past 28 years, talks to the crowd, Thursday, July 4th, 2013. Peter Andrew Bosch / Miami Herald staff

  •   Peter Andrew Bosch / Miami Herald staff

  • A couple strolls past a 1950 Studebaker Champion shown by Ted Adams at an Independence Day celebration featuring 57 cars belonging to members of the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) on Thursday, July 4, 2013 in southwest Miami-Dade County. As part of its annual Independence Day family event, the Venetian Isles Homeowners Association hosted members of AACA's South Florida Region. The free event was outside the Venetian Isles Community Clubhouse, 15355 Egret Lake Circle. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • Lt. Col. (Ret.) Eldridge F. Williams, 95, signals his approval of a 1960 Corvette with a smile at an Independence Day celebration featuring 57 cars belonging to members of the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) on Thursday, July 4, 2013. The car belongs to Eddie Alvarez, president of the Venetian Isles Homeowners Association, in southwest Miami-Dade County. Williams, an original member of the U.S. Army Air Corps' Tuskegee Airmen, lives near Venetian Isles. As part of its annual Independence Day family event, the homeowners association their hosted members of AACA's South Florida Region. The free event was outside the Venetian Isles Community Clubhouse, 15355 Egret Lake Circle. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • A 1955 Chevrolet BelAir cruises along on white-walled tires during an Independence Day celebration featuring 57 cars belonging to members of the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) on Thursday, July 4, 2013. The Venetian Isles Homeowners Association hosted members of AACA's South Florida Region for the second year. The free event was outside the Venetian Isles Community Clubhouse, 15355 Egret Lake Circle in unincorporated southwest Miami0Dade County. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff