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Baltimore welcomes visitors to ‘Sailabration’

More than one million people are expected to participate in a weeklong commemoration of the War of 1812 around Baltimore’s harbor, with the biggest crowds expected this weekend.

Dozens of tall ships and naval vessels from around the world are open to the public for tours as part of the “Star-Spangled Sailabration,” which runs through Tuesday. The harbor will also be the site of Blue Angels airshows over the weekend.

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will premiere the “Overture for 2012,” composed by Philip Glass, on Sunday evening at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

On Monday, representatives of the United States, United Kingdom and Canada will mark the 200th anniversary of the declaration of war at Fort McHenry.