What is billed as the "Largest Parade Celebrating Washington’s Birthday in the USA" kicked off in Old Town Alexandria on President's Day, February 20, 2012.
Every four years, Americans elect a president, and candidates and reporters face off on the campaign trail. On Feb. 17, just in time for President's Day weekend, the Newseum is opening a new election year exhibit, "Every Four Years: Presidential Campaigns and the Press" featuring 120 artifacs from elections past.
Thousands of Conservative activists from around the country gathered at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel on February 9-11 for the three day Conservative Political Action Committe, also known as CPAC 2012. Most of the major Republican candidates and conservative leaders were on hand with one unifying mission, defeating President Obama in November. View our photos by clicking on the photo icons below.
Clint Eastwood Receives Medal, Opens New Warner Bros. 3-D Theater at Smithsonian American History Museum (photos)
At a special ceremony marking the opening of the new Warner Bros. Theater at the National Museum of American History, the Smithsonian presented Clint Eastwood with the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal in honor of Eastwood's contribution to the American Experience through film.
The Chinese-American community celebrated the Year of the Dragon with a parade that attracted thousands to the Chinatown neighborhood of ...
Antiabortion protesters march to the Supreme Court Building for the annual March for Life rally (photos)
Thousands of abortion opponents marched to the Supreme Court on January 23, 2012, under rainy conditions to mark the 39th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. View our photo by clicking on the photo icons below.
Otto Porter scored the final six points helping the 10th ranked Georgetown Hoyas men’s basketball team avoid an upset by the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in a defensive battle at the Verizon Center on Saturday, January 21, 2012.
A Moving Birthday Celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr at the Strathmore, featuring actor "Gregg Riley" and excellent local talent (photos)
The Music Center at Strathmore was host to a moving celebration in honor of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 16, 2012. The highlight of the program was Dr. King himself, in the guise of Mr. Gregg Riley, a talented actor and a dead ringer for the noted civil rights leader.
What competitive activity combines precision dance, calisthenics, gymnastics, aesthetics, strength, teamwork, structural engineering, rhythm and pure fun? Hundreds of competitors from Virginia to Pennsylvania gathered on January 7-8, 2012 for the 5th annual Live! DC regional cheerleading and dance competition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the District.
A special lighting ceremony took place for the National Hanukkah Menorah, the world’s largest, on the Ellipse, just across ...
If you saw dozens of Santas parading around the District on Saturday, Dec. 17, you probably were witness to Santarchy ...
Caroling in the Rotunda, surrounded by seasonal blossoms, has become a favorite family activity at the National Gallery of Art ...
Wreaths Across America volunteers laid over 90,000 wreaths on Saturday, December 10, 2011 to honor veterans buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
The 47th Capitol Christmas tree was lit up in a ceremony on the West Lawn of the US Capitol on Tuesday, December 6, 2011.