This week in Washington (16 images)

President Donald Trump hosts a picnic for military families for Fourth of July celebrations and famous performers participate in the Capitol Fourth concert the week of July 2, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
Updated: July 5, 2018 at 11:32 AM
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Fourth of July fireworks explode above the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol as part of the nation's celebration of independence on Wednesday. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI
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Fireworks explode above the Lincoln Memorial. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI
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Guests watch President Donald Trump's address on the South Lawn of the White House before the fireworks display. Photo by Yuri Gripas/UPI
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Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend a picnic for military families. Photo by Yuri Gripas/UPI
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The Trumps descend the stairs to join the picnic. Photo by Yuri Gripas/UPI
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Guests arrive for a picnic on the South Lawn. Photo by Yuri Gripas/UPI
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Military families celebrate the Fourth of July on the South Lawn. Photo by Yuri Gripas/UPI
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