12 July 2012 10:33 | By Antony Bennison
Week in pictures - 13 July 2012

San Diego



All 20,000 fireworks lit the sky in 15 seconds when they were accidentally set off prematurely by a computer glitch at the San Diego Independence Day show. The explosives were launched from four barges in San Diego Bay and from a pier. The fireworks, all 20,000 of them, went off five minutes before the show was supposed to begin and thousands of disappointed spectators were told the display was over. (© Reuters)
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All 20,000 fireworks lit the sky in 15 seconds when they were accidentally set off prematurely by a computer glitch at the San Diego Independence Day show. The explosives were launched from four barges in San Diego Bay and from a pier. The fireworks, all 20,000 of them, went off five minutes before the show was supposed to begin and thousands of disappointed spectators were told the display was over.

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