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Fireworks are seen lighting up the sky on July 04, 2020 in New York City/ Arturo Holmes/Getty Images

  • Across the country, cities cancelled their Fourth of July celebrations due to coronavirus concerns, but New York City's annual Macy's fireworks show went ahead atop the Empire State Building.
  • During the five days leading up to July 4th, Macy's launched unannounced five-minute shows in each of the city's boroughs.
  • The secrecy was meant to prevent large crowds from gathering.
  • Photos show the dazzling display.
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Though the typical Fourth of July celebrations in New York City were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual Macy's fireworks show went ahead with a finale atop the Empire State Building.

Each day during the lead-up to July 4, starting on June 29, Macy's launched unannounced five-minute fireworks shows across the city in each borough.

The secrecy was meant to prevent large crowds of people from gathering to glimpse the show.

"Each show is brief and will be over before residents can gather at its source," the company said in a statement.

In a series of tweets Saturday night, Macy's thanked city officials for helping the shows go forward.

"Thank you for joining us for this year's #MacysFireworks! We are glad for the opportunity to look forward to the hope of a brighter future for everyone, everywhere," the company tweeted.

Here's what the five shows, and Saturday's finale, looked like:

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