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Fireworks on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail section of the Great Allegheny Passage Location; near The Point in Pittsburgh PA (the junction of the rivers). Each year Pittsburgh kicks off the December holiday season with "Light-Up Night". There's a party downtown, all the building owners are encouraged to leave their lights on for the evening, and fireworks close the party. The bicyclists hold a ride around the area, principally on trails; they come with lights and reflectors. Similarly, the rollerbladers have a trip around town; they come in lights and costumes. We wind up at the same place on the trail, across from The Point, to watch the fireworks (photo by Mary Shaw; all rights reserved).

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