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Fireworks light up Golden Gate Bridge on 75th birthday

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Fireworks explode over the Golden Gate Bridge to celebrate its 75th anniversary on May 27, 2012 in San Francisco, California.

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Fireworks erupt from the Golden Gate Bridge as part of the span's 75th anniversary celebration.

Story: Golden Gate Bridge celebrates 75th birthday in style

PhotoBlog: Exploring the offbeat of the Golden Gate Bridge

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San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge turns 75. Look back at the history of the bridge in our slideshow.

Behind the scenes with the iron workers, painters and engineers who maintain this iconic bridge and the Coast Guard personnel who patrol its waters.