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Paul Ringsted was quite surprised when he saw that he had managed to capture the moment a plane came into land at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington DC just in front of the fireworks display. "I was amazed that I had captured the plane just at the right moment - we had been talking on the roof about the planes coming across the fireworks and how close they must have been, I had no idea I had this shot until I looked through the photos afterwards, " says Mr Ringsted who is originally from the UK but has lived in the U.S. for 16 years. To him the most special thing about Fourth of July is seeing America come together to celebrate its history.
Paul Ringsted was quite surprised when he saw that he had managed to capture the moment a plane came into land at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington DC just in front of the fireworks display. "I was amazed that I had captured the plane just at the right moment - we had been talking on the roof about the planes coming across the fireworks and how close they must have been, I had no idea I had this shot until I looked through the photos afterwards, " says Mr Ringsted who is originally from the UK but has lived in the U.S. for 16 years. To him the most special thing about Fourth of July is seeing America come together to celebrate its history.

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