Boston business boomed during holiday week 
Early estimates suggest a $60 million to $75 million increase in tourist spending over a typical Fourth of July week.
(DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF)

Boston business boomed during holiday week

Early estimates suggest a $60 million to $75 million increase in tourist spending over a typical Fourth of July week.

(DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF)

Globe photos of the week, July 6, 2012 
The best photos taken this week by Globe staff photographers, as chosen by the Globe’s photo desk.
(YOON S. BYUN/GLOBE STAFF)

Globe photos of the week, July 6, 2012 

The best photos taken this week by Globe staff photographers, as chosen by the Globe’s photo desk.

(YOON S. BYUN/GLOBE STAFF)

In mishap, San Diego fireworks all go off at once
A display that was planned to last nearly 20 minutes was launched all at once in a 15-second bonanza.
(JAMES GREGG/U-T SAN DIEGO/AP)

In mishap, San Diego fireworks all go off at once

A display that was planned to last nearly 20 minutes was launched all at once in a 15-second bonanza.

(JAMES GREGG/U-T SAN DIEGO/AP)

After lightning, rain pass, it was fireworks as usual 
Storms prompted an evacuation on the Esplanade and a delay in Boston’s Fourth of July celebration, but the fireworks eventually went off.
(YOON S. BYUN/GLOBE STAFF)

After lightning, rain pass, it was fireworks as usual

Storms prompted an evacuation on the Esplanade and a delay in Boston’s Fourth of July celebration, but the fireworks eventually went off.

(YOON S. BYUN/GLOBE STAFF)

Fireworks displays are 1,000 years in the making 
Modern displays like the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular have benefited from years of advances in chemistry and circuitry.
(JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF)

Fireworks displays are 1,000 years in the making

Modern displays like the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular have benefited from years of advances in chemistry and circuitry.

(JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF)

TV coverage sticking to real fireworks this year 
CBS’s national broadcast of Boston’s Fourth of July celebration was criticized last year because historic buildings had been inserted into the fireworks video feed.

TV coverage sticking to real fireworks this year

CBS’s national broadcast of Boston’s Fourth of July celebration was criticized last year because historic buildings had been inserted into the fireworks video feed.

OPERATION SAIL
Shipping up to Boston 
The Globe guides you through activities as the Navy vessels pull into Boston Harbor for Operation Sail, from June 30 to July 5.
(ESSDRAS M SUAREZ/GLOBE STAFF)

OPERATION SAIL

Shipping up to Boston

The Globe guides you through activities as the Navy vessels pull into Boston Harbor for Operation Sail, from June 30 to July 5.

(ESSDRAS M SUAREZ/GLOBE STAFF)