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American Indian Museum Celebrates Its 5th Annual Living Earth Festival (photos)

The original Americans knew about the living earth long before the rest of us and showed it this weekend with dance, food stands and other activities.

Paul Bakery and Café Hosts 4th Annual Baguette Relay Race in Penn Quarter

The annual baguette relay race at Paul Bakery has become a Bastille Day favorite in D.C.

Hundreds Protest Proposed Dominion Cove Point Natural Gas Export Terminal in Md.

In the nation's capital, environmentalists protested a planned gas export terminal on the Chesapeake Bay.

Lasting Images of the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

The Folklife Festival featured the music, food and traditions of China and Kenya this year -- all on colorful display. Who's coming next year?

A Spectacular Fourth -- in Photos

It was great weather for the July 4th parades and picnics -- and for fireworks, especially in Washington, D.C.

Huge Crowd Gathers at Freedom Plaza to Cheer Team USA (photos)

Freedom Plaza was abuzz for the World Cup game between the U.S. and Belgium. We lost, but soccer do not -- and have the pictures to prove it.

Smithsonian Salutes the Flag in Style on the 200th Anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner (photos)

In a perfectly timed and moving musical event, the Star-Spangled Banner and the national anthem were honored on Flag Day. We are proud to note that Francis Scott Key was a Georgetowner.

Washington Honors Greatest Generation at D-Day and Midway Anniversaries (Photos)

Anniversaries for D-Day and the Battle of Midway over the weekend recalled the achievements of "The Greatest Generation," now slipping away from us.

Living the Good Life at the D.C. Green Festival (photos)

There was something for everyone, environmentally speaking, which was a lot -- at the D.C. Green Festival, held at the convention center over the weekend.

Memorial Day Photo Album

Whether it is the concert on the U.S. Capitol lawn, ceremonies at the U.S. Navy Memorial or Vietnam Veterans Memorial, or the roar of motorcycles with Rolling Thunder, Memorial Day in Washington, D.C., is always close to home and never ignored.

Asian Culture on Display in 'Faces of Fiesta Asia' at Reagan Building Photo Show

Check out Jeff Malet's compelling photos -- "Faces of Fiesta Asia" -- on exhibit at the Reagan Building through May 31.

Washington Monument Reopens In Style After Nearly 3 Years (photos)

Closed for nearly three years, the Washington Monument reopened to the public today with much fanfare.

White House Correspondents' Dinner: Photos from the Red Carpet

Step-and-repeat was in the overdrive for D.C.'s annual "Nerd Prom" weekend with parties before and after the White House Correspondents' Dinner at the Washington Hilton.

3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival Is a Huge Hit (photos)

It was all about science and engineering -- skills the U.S. needs for advancing in the 21st century -- at the convention center over the weekend.

Smithsonian Dinosaur Hall Closes for 5-Year Overhaul (photos)

We took one last look at the Smithsonian's Dinosaur Hall, which closed for renovation Sunday. It will reopen in 2019.

Awesome Con Invades D.C. Over Weekend (photos)

Yes, those were super heroes, robots and aliens you saw near the Convention Center and the Capitol -- and it was awesome.

Eggcellent Weather for White House Easter Egg Roll

A great and fun Washington tradition -- the Easter Egg Roll -- was on display at the South Lawn of the White House.

Cherry Blossom Festival Ends in Perfect Style (photos)

The National Cherry Blossom Festival ends with a parade, fireworks and family activities -- but the blossoms are still here to enjoy.

Smithsonian Receives John Coltrane Saxophone to Kick Off Jazz Appreciation Month (photos)

America's treasure house of memories -- the Smithsonian Institution -- got really jazzy this week. It picked up John Coltrane's saxophone.

National Cherry Blossom Festival 2014 Begins with Family Days at Building Museum (photos)

The Cherry Blossom Festival has begun with Family Days. Expect the peak bloom April 8 through April 12, says the National Park Service.

Circus Spectacular at the Verizon Center (photos)

The circus is in town, and it is still the greatest -- and maybe even the largest -- show in the world.

Our Photos from CPAC 2014

Whatever your political leaning, it is always quite the scene at the annual event known as CPAC, short for the Conservative Political Action Conference. This year, it was held in Maryland at National Harbor.

Kids Celebrate Mardi Gras at Smithsonian American Art Museum (photos)

At the Smithsonian, a taste of Mardi Gras from New Orleans -- let the good times roll before Lent begins.

Planning the Perfect Vacation at the Washington D.C. Travel and Adventure Show (photos)

If you are planning a spring break, summer vacation or honeymoon, you should have been at Travel and Adventure Show over the weekend.

Gold Medal for Japanese-American War Heroes on Display at Smithsonian (photos)

Japanese-American World War II veterans were honored by a Congressional Gold Medal a few years ago. It is now on display at the Museum of American History.

The George Washington Birthday Parade 2014 in Alexandria, Va., in Photos

A look at the birthday parade for hometown hero, George Washington, in Alexandria, Va., once part of Washington, D.C.

Hundreds Take It Off for Charity at Cupid's Undie Run (Photos)

It was cold enough to freeze your a-- off, but nearly naked runners did it for charity, after all, around Capitol Hill.

Hank Aaron Turns 80 and Speaks at National Portrait Gallery (photos)

Best known for breaking Babe Ruth's home-run record, Hank Aaron was in town over the weekend to celebrate his 80th birthday and enjoy some artistic honors.

Washington Celebrates the Chinese Year of the Horse (photos)

Thousands descended on Chinatown in Washington D.C. on a seasonably warm Sunday Feb 2 to welcome the Chinese Lunar ...

President Obama's 2014 State of the Union Address in Photos

As always, the U.S. Capitol was quite the scene during the Jan. 28 State of the Union Address.

Abortion Opponents Brave Frigid Weather for the March for Life (photos)

For those in the annual "March for Life" outside the Supreme Court Building, Jan. 22, 1973, remains a dark day which legalized abortion in the U.S.

It's Panda-monium as Panda Cub Bao Bao Makes Her Public Debut at National Zoo (Photos)

Bao Bao made her public debut at the National Zoo this weekend to the delight of zoo visitors.

Michelle Obama's Second Inaugural Gown on Display at Smithsonian (photos)

Starting a new tradition, the Smithsonian puts the first lady's gown from President Obama's second inauguration on exhibit.

It's Fun to Stay Healthy at the NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo (photos)

Free for participants, the NBC4 Health Expo celebrated its 20th year this weekend at the Washington Convention Center.

'Tis the Season 2013 - Holiday Photos from the Nation's Capital

The 12 days of Christmas and other holidays are fast coming to an end. What's left to say? Happy New Year!

Wreaths Across America Honors Our Veterans at Arlington National Cemetery (photos)

This weekend, Christmas wreaths were laid at graves in Arlington Cemetery for the 22nd year, thanks to Wreath Across America.

Santas Invade D.C. for Santarchy 2013 (photos)

Besides the many weekend parties, lots of other Santa Clauses were seen around town for the annual Santarchy get-together.

Remembering Pearl Harbor at the U.S. Navy Memorial (photos)

The day that did "live in infamy," Pearl Harbor Day was remembered in D.C. at the U.S. Navy Memorial.

National Christmas Tree Lighting with President Obama and the First Family in Photos

It is officially Christmastime in Washington: the Obamas lit the National Christmas Tree Dec. 6 on the Ellipse.

Holiday Season Kicks Off with Tree Lighting Ceremonies at the Capitol and Union Station (photos)

Two more December celebrations mark the yuletide in Washington: The Christmas trees at the Capitol and Union Station.

Hoyas Defeat Lipscomb at Verizon Center

The Hoyas moved ahead in the second half to defeat Lipscomb University's Bisons at the Verizon Center, 70-49.

National Menorah Lights Up for Hanukkah (photos)

Hanukkah came early this year, as the National Menorah on the Ellipse was lit the night before Thanksgiving.

Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives in Washington (photos)

After a trip from Washington State, the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree arrived at the Capitol Nov. 25. It will be lit Dec. 3.

Paying Tribute to JFK at Arlington on the 50th Anniversary of His Death (photos)

On Nov. 22, 50 years to the day of his assassination, President Kennedy was honored by family members, officials and citizens at his grave in Arlington Cemetery.

Book Lovers Attend 36th National Press Club Book Fair and Authors Night (photos)

The National Press Club's 36th book fair raised money for journalism scholarships -- and showed off several titles that focused on the presidents, past and present.

Opening Day at the Sculpture Garden Ice Rink (photos)

Whatever the weather, cold, cool or warm, the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink is now open through mid-March.

Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company Debuts 'Homage' at the National Portrait Gallery (photos)

"Homage," complementing "Dancing the Dream," opened at the National Portrait Gallery on Sunday.

Kathleen Sebelius on Capitol Hill (photos)

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebellius took a grilling from Congress on the broken HealthCare.gov -- and we have the photos to prove it.

Marine Corps Marathon in Photos

It was perfect weather during the morning of Oct. 27 for running -- and viewing -- the Marine Corps Marathon in Arlington, Va., and Washington, D.C.

Washington International Horse Show in Photos

The 2013 Washington International Hose Show traditionally features some of the world's top equestrian athletes in a week of ...

35,000 Participate in Army Ten-Miler (photos)

The Army Ten-Miler was a chance to run and boost morale for 35,000, who did not have to change the course once the government re-opened.

National Mall Comes to Life after 16 Day Shutdown (photos)

Sometimes, you don't know what you have until it is taken away. We welcomed the sights of a re-awakened National Mall last week.

Vets Protest Closure of War Memorials (photos)

"The Million Vets March" arrived Sunday to demand war memorials be open -- and was joined by the likes of Sarah Palin, Sen. Ted Cruz, the "lawnmower man" and protesting truckers.

8 Congressmen Arrested During Immigration Rally (photos)

Despite a partial government shutdown, an immigration rally was allowed on the National Mall, resulting in eight House members being arrested along with others.

Capitol Shutdown: Week One in Photos

The Washington D.C. metro area was hit far harder than most during the government shutdown which now enters its ...

Honor Flights for World War II Veterans Continue Despite Shutdown

Veterans keep arriving at their memorials in the nation's capital, especially members of the "Greatest Generation."

Doors Close to Mall Visitors During Shutdown (photos)

Tourists and veterans are locked out of the National Mall after government shutdown.

Turkish Culture on Display at 11th Annual Turkish Festival in D.C. (photos)

The Turkish Festival brought the world and wonders of Turkish culture to D.C. along Pennsylvania Avenue on Sunday.

Georgetown Falls to Princeton Before Sellout Homecoming Crowd

Georgetown University's homecoming football game sees the Hoyas fall to the Princeton University Tigers.

Jim Henson Puppets Donated to the National Museum of American History (photos)

On Tuesday, Sept. 24, the National Museum of American History received a donation of more than 20 Jim Henson puppets ...

National Book Festival 2013 in Photos

The National Book Festival was on the National Mall over the weekend. It gets better each year -- and just received a $5-million donation from David Rubenstein.

Latinos Celebrate Fiesta DC (photos)

Pennsylvania Avenue was festive this weekend, full of sights, sounds and tastes of Latino life in America along with arts, science and diplomacy.

Wreath Laid at Navy Memorial in Honor of Victims of Navy Yard Shooting (photos)

The dozen murdered at the Washington Navy Yard were quietly honored by top military brass and government officials at the Navy Memorial Sept. 17.

Protestors Opposing Attack on Syria Gather Outside White House (photos)

As the world waits for the U.S. and President Obama to act on Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons, protestors take to the streets to protest any military action against the Arab nation.

50th Anniversary Celebration of 'I Have A Dream' on the Mall in Pictures

March on Washington 50th anniversary celebrations drew crowds nearing 100,000.

U.S. Postal Service Launches new 1963 March on Washington Forever Stamp at Newseum Ceremony (photos)

The historic March on Washington earns a "forever" stamp, depicting protestors in 1963.

Thousands Gather for 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington (photos)

From the Lincoln Memorial to the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial and the Washington Monuments, marchers celebrated and continued the accomplishments and ideals of 1963's March on Washington.

World War II Veterans Honored on 'Spirit of '45 Day' at World War II Memorial (photos)

"Spirit of '45 Day" honors the ordinary heroes of World War II but also saluted the late Senators Daniel Inouye and Frank Lautenberg Aug. 11.

Up Close at Citi Open Tennis (photos)

The Citi Open Tennis Tournament gave D.C. a great week of tennis.

First Day Qualifying Action at Citi Open Tennis (photos)

Fans get close to the aces and action as the Citi Open Tennis Tournament begins with qualifying rounds in Rock Creek's H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Center.

Stars of Russian Ballet Perform at National Gallery of Art (photos)

As a new exhibit opens at the NGA, the Russian Ballet performed dance excerpts this past Sunday.

Giant Plant Finally Blooms at US Botanic Garden (photos)

After a week long vigil, it finally happened. I am not here referring to a special birthday in the U ...

'Justice for Trayvon' Rally Held in D.C. (photos)

D.C., like many places across the nation, saw a rally that asked for "Justice for Trayvon," after the not guilty verdict.

Celebrating Bastille Day With the Annual Paul Baguette Relay Race (photos)

Bastille Day was celebrated at Paul Bakery downtown with a race, where the batons were baguettes. Mais bien sûr.

Washington Celebrates Independence Day (in photos)

There are many places across America to celebrate the Fourth of July. We think Washington, D.C., is the best place to do just that.

Congressional Women Battle the Press Corps in Softball for Charity (photos)

The Bad News Babes defeated female Members of Congress in a June 26 softball game that raised $125,000 for cancer research.

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Celebrates Hungarian Heritage (photos)

Get ready to check the second half of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall, July 3 through July 7.

Tea Party Rallies Against the IRS and Immigration Reform

The Tea Party demonstrated outside the Capitol June 13. On its list of concerns: the NSA, IRS, immigration reform and the president.

The Democrats Crush the Republicans, This Time in Baseball

In the annual Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park, June 13, the Democrats shut out the Republicans.

Leading Social Conservatives Gather in D.C. for Faith & Freedom Conference (photos)

Citing a "radical Obama agenda," conservatives met blocks from the White House to advocate their point of view of America.

Pro Cycling on the Streets of Clarendon for the Air Force Classic

For one weekend every June, the streets around Clarendon and Crystal City in Arlington VA turn into a high speed ...

One Million Bones on the National Mall Shed Light on Genocide Around the World (photos)

Thousands of volunteers, dressed in white, gathered on the National Mall to create a powerful visible protest against genocide and to raise awareness of mass atrocities in Sudan, Burma, Somalia, Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Politicians and Newscasters Mingle at the 69th Annual Radio & TV Congressional Correspondents' Dinner (photos)

Journalists, Capitol Hill leaders and other Washington types met for the Radio and Television Correspondents' dinner June 5.

Memorial Day Weekend in Photos

Memorial Day celebrations in the nation's capital have a special feel and edge with Americans arriving from all parts of the country.

National Asian Heritage Festival - Fiesta Asia 2013 (photos)

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month was celebrated in downtown D.C. and in Silver Spring with street festivals and other activities.

Thousands Attend National Police Week in D.C. (photos)

Police Week was filled with events that told the tale of police officers across the nation and memorialized the sacrifices made to protect Americans everyday.

Fallen Journalists Honored at Newseum (photos)

The Newseum added 88 more names of fallen journalists to its Journalist Memorial Gallery May 13. The list now includes 2,244 names.

Daytime Television's Susan Lucci, Alex Trebek and Barney Objects Added to Smithsonian Collection (photos)

Smithsonian received donations from "All My Children," "Jeopardy!" and "Barney & the Backyard Gang" May 9.

Inside the Benghazi Hearing (photos)

A May 8 hearing by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee brought the Sept. 11 tragedy of Benghazi back into the headlines.

'On Cinco de Mayo, everybody is Latino!' (photos)

The National Cinco de Mayo Festival invited everyone to come celebrate the increasingly popular Mexican holiday.

'Never Again': Holocaust Museum's 20th Anniversary Tribute to Survivors, Veterans

The U.S. Holocaust Museum marked its 20th year with ceremonies and a special visit from former President Clinton and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel.

White House Correspondents Dinner Photo Album

Didn't go to the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on Saturday night? Neither did we -- but we went to some of the parties that surround the annual Pollywood event.

D.C. Celebrates Earth Day at Union Station (photos)

Earth Day at Union Station had some cool events and even cooler works of art.

Zaytinya Celebrates Greek Easter with Agora Day and Night Market (photos)

The Penn Quarter restaurant Zaytinya held its first annual outdoor market and celebration of Greek culture on April 21-22 with ...

Celebrating Shakespeare's Birthday at the Folger (photos)

Happy birthday to the Bard! And rhe Folger Shakespeare Library knows how to put on the party.

Comic Lovers Dress to Character at Awesome Con D.C. (photos)

Washington now has its own comic convention, and it is "Awesome."

Blue Star Theatres Program for Military Families Reached 85 Participating Theaters in 33 States

Senior members of the military and member of the theatrical establishment held a joint press conference at the Arena Stage's Mead Center for American Theater April 18 to announce the expansion of Blue Star Theatres Program to help military families.

Emancipation Day Parade (in pictures)

The Emancipation Day Parade ran from Fourth to 14th Street along Pennsylvania to celebrate the 151st anniversary of the federal law that freed more than 3,000 slaves--the first of its kind.

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade (photos)

A Washington favorite, the National Cherry Blossom Parade happily marked the end of our cherry blossom days.

Jazz Greats Weston and Hernandez Honored at Smithsonian (photos)

For Jazz Appreciation Month, the Smithsonian Institution held a performance and received donations from jazz greats.

Cherry Blossom Festival in Pictures

Spring is sprung with a vengeance: cherry blossoms, kites, lantern ceremony -- and lots of people and traffic.

The Circus Brings Out the 'Dragons'

Children of all ages enjoyed the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Verizon Center this weekend.

The Circus Comes to Town

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is now at the Verizon Center. Later, there will be a chance to enjoy the circus in Baltimore or in Fairfax at the Patriot Center.

Irish Celebrate at St. Patrick's Day Parade in DC (photos)

Washington's St. Patrick's Day Parade joined the weekend cheering of the Irish in America.

Conservatives Gather for CPAC Three-day Pow-wow at National Harbor (photos)

Grabbing media coverage for three days, conservatives met at National Harbor, Md., to discuss the future of their movement, the Republican Party and America.

Civil War Sailors of the USS Monitor Buried in Arlington With Full Honors (photos)

On March 8, two Civil War sailors from the USS Monitor were laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery with some descendants of the Monitor's crew members in attendance.

Smithsonian Receives Donation of Warner Bros. Artifacts at American History Museum (photos)

With its chairman on hand, Warner Bros. donated Hollywood film props to the American History Museum March 8.

Thousands Celebrate Woman's Right to Vote, Re-creating March Down Pennsylvania Ave. (photos)

Marching along Pennsylvania Avenue, thousands re-create a 1913 suffragist parade that helped to gain women the right to vote in 1920.

Supporters of Israel Gather in D.C. for Annual AIPAC Conference (photos)

Vice President Joe Biden outlined the theme of the this week's AIPAC Conference: ". . . to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. Period. Period. End of discussion."

Rosa Parks Statue Dedication in U.S. Capitol (photos)

A statue of civil rights legend Rosa Parks was unveiled Feb. 27 at the U.S. Capitol. She is the first black American woman to be so honored.

Joel Grey Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of 'Cabaret' at the Smithsonian (photos)

Joel Grey came to the Smithsonian for a special donation ceremony and the screening of his Academy Award-winning performance in ...

Largest Climate Rally Ever Calls for Obama to Reject Keystone Pipeline (photos)

On a cold day in Washington, the largest climate change rally advocated more renewable energy use and marched to the White House to protest the proposed Keystone Pipeline.

Presidents' Weekend Fun Events at the Smithsonian (photos)

Washington, D.C., was the place to be for the holiday weekend that celebrated the presidents.

President Obama Delivers His State of the Union Address (photos)

President Obama outlined his agenda during the State of the Union speech Feb. 12.

D.C. Celebrates the Chinese Year of the Snake (photos)

D.C.'s Chinatown got in the new year spirit with dragons, a parade and salute to the Year of the Snake.

Cupid's Undie Run Participants Bare Nearly All for Charity

On Capitol Hill, the pre-Valentine chill was warmed up by the annual Cupid's Undie Run Feb. 9.

Hoyas Defeat St. Johns for Coach Thompson's 200th Georgetown Win (photos)

Georgetown beats St. John's to give JTIII his 200th victory as the university's head basketball coach.

Newtown Residents Join March on Washington for Gun Control (photos)

A day after the Right to Life, there was a March on Washington for Gun Control with Newtown, Conn., residents leading the way.

March for Life Draws Hundreds of Thousands to D.C. on Roe v Wade's 40th Anniversary (photos)

Since 1973, anti-abortion activists have protested the Supreme Court's decision to legalize access to abortion.

Hillary Clinton Testifies on Benghazi (photo gallery)

Soon to leave her Secretary of State post, Hillary Clinton gave even better than she got Jan. 23 during a lively Senate hearing on the deaths of four Americans in Libya last year.

Close Up on Inauguration Day (photos)

Washington, D.C., was filled with people and all things patriotic, as President Barack Obama took the oath of office publicly for the second time.

Vice President Biden's Greatest Hits at Senate Swearing-In Ceremony (photos)

During the Jan. 3 Senate swearing-in reenactment ceremony, Vice President Joe Biden hugged and joked with just about everyone.

'Nutcracker on Ice' by the Sculpture Garden Skating School (photos)

The Sculpture Garden Skating School shows off its skills in "Nutcracker on Ice."

Senator Inouye Lies in State at Capitol (Photos)

Senator Daniel Inouye lies in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington D.C. on Thursday, Dec. 20 ...

Wreaths Across America Honors Our Veterans (photo gallery)

On Saturday, more than 110,000 Christmas wreaths were placed at grave markers in Arlington Cemetery, thanks to Worcester Wreath Company in Maine.

Santas Descend on the Washington Mall for Santarchy 2012 (photos)

If you were at the American History Museum Dec. 15, you were surrounded by many joyful versions of Santa Claus.

Smithsonian's American History Museum Receives 'WICKED' Dress (photos)

Music was part of the ceremony when the Smithsonian accepted a dress and broom at the popular musical, "Wicked."

National Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Ceremony on the Ellipse (Photos)

Hanukkah also lights up the Ellipse as the world's largest menorah was lighted Dec. 9.

President Obama and First Family Light Up National Christmas Tree (photo gallery)

Christmastime has officially arrived in Washington as the president and first family switch on the National Christmas Tree at the Ellipse.

Capitol & Union Station Tree Lightings (photos)

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony took place on the West Front Lawn on Tuesday December 4. In ...

President Obama Speaks on Veterans Day at Arlington Cemetery (photos)

True to our veterans, President Obama visits Arlington National Cemetery Nov. 11 to thank all who have served.

Muppets March on the Capitol to Support Public Broadcasting (photos)

While not quite making its numbers, the "Million Puppet March" frolicked past the U.S. Capitol Nov. 3.

Washington International Horse Show (Photo Highlights)

The Washington International Horse Show celebrated its 54th year and into the Verizon Center Oct. 23 through 28.

Affirmative Action Brought Before Supreme Court (photos)

The Supreme Court heard arguments Oct. 10 in a case which could affect the future of affirmative action.

Columbus Day Event Features the 100th Anniversary of the Columbus Memorial (photos)

Columbus Day ceremonies in the nation's capital featured the 100th anniversary of the unveiling of the nation's memorial ...

Best from the White House Photographers on Exhibit at the Newseum

Members of the White House News Photographers Association cover major news events involving the President and Congress in Washington and around the world.

Football Hoyas Fall to Brown Before a Sellout Crowd (Photos)

The Georgetown Hoyas (3-2) and third-string quarterback Stephen Skon could not keep up with the Brown Bears before a sellout homecoming crowd of more than 3,000 at Multi-Sport Field.

Authors and Book Lovers Gather on Mall for National Book Festival 2012 (photos)

Partnered with the Library of Congress, the National Book Festival opened up at the National Mall as authors and readers met for discussion, book signings and other programs.

Aung San Suu Kyi Receives Congressional Gold Medal (photos)

Years after it was awarded, Aung San Suu Kyi received the Congressional Gold Medal last week at the U.S. Capitol.

Social Conservatives Gather in D.C. for Values Voter Summit 2012 (photos)

Major conservative, political players spoke at the Values Voter Summit last weekend.

Hoyas Nip Wagner in Football Home Opener (photos)

The Hoyas came away with a close victory at home to begin the football season at the Hilltop.

Actor Gary Sinise Made Honorary Chief at Navy Memorial Ceremony (photos)

The U.S. Navy awarded actor Gary Sinise the rank of Chief Petty Officer for his work on behalf of the military and its families.

Mystics Win in Overtime Thriller (photos)

At the Verizon Center, the Washington Mystics celebrate 15 years in the WNBA.

Romney and Ryan Hit the Stump in Manassas (photos)

Mitt Romney's Saturday announcement of Rep. Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate began in Norfolk, Va., in the morning and ended at a late afternoon rally in Manassas, Va., about 30 miles from the White House.

Citi Open Tennis Highlights (photos)

A look at the Citi Open tennis tournament through Jeff Malet's lenses.

Citi Open Tennis: Women Included for First Time in Rock Creek Park Event (photos)

We were on hand for the first-ever match to feature women's tennis at the Rock Creek Park event on July 28, a qualifying match featuring Jana Cepelova (Slovakia) and Alison Riske (USA).

Kaypi Peru Festival: The Rich Culture of Peru Is Featured at American Indian Museum (photos)

Kaypi Peru was the name of the National Museum of the American Indian's week-long celebration of Peru's native people and culture held July 25 through July 30.

Native American Olympic Athletes Saluted in exhibition at Indian Museum

As the 2012 Olympics begin in London, the National Museum of the American Indian has opened a special exhibit, "Best in the World: Native Athletes in the Olympics."

Living Earth Festival features Native American Dance (photos)

The Smithsonian’s American Indian museum hosted its 3rd Living Earth Festival on July 20-22 featuring Native American music, dance ...

Paul Bakery & Café Celebrates Bastille Day with Baguette Relay Race (photos)

Paul Bakery & Café, at 801 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, held their second annual Bastille Day event in the District last Saturday ...

Smithsonian Folklife Festival (photos)

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is an exposition of "living cultural heritage annually produced outdoors on the National Mall in Washington, DC, by the Smithsonian's Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage."

Parade and Fireworks Mark Independence Day in Nation's Capital (photos)

The Nation's Capital marked Independence Day with a "patriotic, flag-waving, red-white-and-blue celebration of America's birthday with a lineup of marching bands, military units and patriotic floats."

"A Capitol Fourth" Independence Day Concert (photos)

A Capitol Fourth" is the free annual Independence Day concert extravaganza on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

Carniverous Plants Featured at US Botanic Garden (photos)

The United States Botanic Garden's exhibit on carnivorous plants will run through October 8, 2012.

George W and Laura Bush Return to White House for Portrait Hanging Ceremony (photos)

At the White House, President Barack Obama unveils the portrait of his predecessor, George W. Bush, with graciousness and humor.

Air Force Cycling Classic in Arlington (photos)

Pro-cycling returned to Arlington for its 15th season. Cycling pros from around the world competed in the Annual Air Force Cycling Classic, in Clarendon on Saturday June 9 and in Crystal City on Sunday June 10.

All Eyes on Planet Venus at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum (photos)

Hundreds of astronomy enthusiasts, young and old, turned out on the front porch of the Smithsonian National Air and Space ...

Komen Race for the Cure Draws 27,000 to the National Mall (photos)

The Susan G. Komen Foundation said that 27,000 walkers and runners participated in the Annual Komen global race for the cure for breast cancer on the National Mall in Washington DC on June, 2, 2012.

Rolling Thunder Celebrates its 25th Year (photos)

For the 25th year, the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally thundered through Washington calling attention to veterans and those missing in action, on Sunday May 28.

National Memorial Day Parade (photos)

The Annual National Memorial Day Parade, took place along Constitution Avenue in Washington DC on May 28, 2012.

National Memorial Day Concert - Up Close (photos)

The annual National Memorial Day Concert on Sunday May 27 was interrupted about half way through due to a weather emergency. But were able to grab close-up photos of the entire performance at the full dress rehearsal a day earlier inlcuding performances by Joe Montegna, Gary Sinise, Daughtry, Natalie Cole, Trace Adkins, Jessica Sanchez, Ellen Burstyn, Dennis Franz, Selma Blair and Russell Watson.

Fiesta Asia Street Fair Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month on Pennsylvania Ave. (photos)

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the National Asian Heritage Festival's Fiesta Asia held their 7th annual street fair covering three full blocks on Pennsylvania Ave. near the Capitol on May 19.

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo at the Washington Monument (photos)

On May 5, "everyone is Latino", was the slogan of this year’s National Cinco de Mayo Festival held at the base of the Washington Monument.

International Children's Festival (photos)

The International Children’s Festival is an interactive, educational event that allows children of all ages to travel the world in a single day. This year's 6th annual edition was held at the The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on Sunday May 6, 2012.

USA Science & Engineering Festival Inspires Kids (photos)

What was billed as the largest celebration of science in the US, the 2nd USA Science and Engineering Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on April 28-29 featured over 3000 interractive exhibits and 100 stage shows.

White House Correspondents' Dinner photos

The White House Correspondents Association hosted members of the press, the government, and the entertainment world for their annual event at the Washington Hilton on a rainy Saturday April 28, 2012.

Shakespeare's Birthday Open House at the Folger (photos)

Shakespeare's Birthday Open House at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. took place on Sunday April 22, 2012.

Rain Does Not Dampen Spirits on Earth Day

Rain poured down on the Earth Day Celebration on Sunday April 22 on the Washington Mall, but that did not dampen the spirits of those who attended.

Space Shuttle Discovery Flies Over DC (photos)

The space shuttle Discovery, attached to a modified NASA 747 aircraft, flies over Washington, D.C., Tuesday, April 17, 2012 ...

Obamas Host 134th Annual White House Easter Egg Roll (photos)

The 134th annual White House Egg Roll attracted over 30,000 visitors to the White House South Lawn for a day of racing, reading and fun on Monday, April 9, 2012.

Japanese Stone Lantern Lighting Ceremony (Photos)

The Cherry Blossom Festival Japanese Stone Lantern Lighting Ceremony celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Gift of Trees, took place on Sunday, April 8 at the Tidal Basin.

Blossom Kite Festival (photos)

It was perfect flying weather as hundreds of kites of various shapes and sizes populated the skies over the National Mall on Saturday, March 31.

Celebrity Sighting: Glenn Close (photos)

We spotted actress Glenn Close and husband David E. Shaw outside the entrance to the Newseum in Washington D.C. to attend the 60th birthday party for John S. Hendricks, the Founder and Chairman of Discovery Communications on Friday, March 30.

Supreme Court Health Care Hearings (photos)

The Supreme Court heald hearings on the constitutionality of President Obama's signature health care law. View our photos of the activity surrounding the Court on March 27-28 by clicking Here.

It's Not Officially Spring, But the Cherry Blossoms Are Out (photos)

It was March 17, and spring hadn't officially arrived yet, but warm weather has caused cherry tree blossoms to mature much more rapidly than usual around the tidal basin.

St. Patrick's Day Parade in DC (photos)

Constitution Ave. was a sea of green as Washington DC kicked off its annual St. Patrick's Day Celebrations with a parade on Sunday March 11.

HBO's 'Game Change' Stars Walk the Red Carpet at the Newseum (photos)

Hollywood and politics mixed it up at the Newseum on Thursday, March 8 in Washington DC. for the premier of ...

Thousands Gather in DC for Pro Israel AIPAC Policy Conference (Photos)

Over 13,000 gathered for the annual AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington D.C. on March 4-6, 2012. AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, is a pro-Israel lobby group. Speakers included Presdent Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Israeli President Shimon Peres and many of the GOP Presidential Candidates.

George Washington's Birthday Parade in Alexandria (photos)

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: Presidential Campaigns and the Press' Exhibit Opens at the Newseum (photos)

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.

Conservatives Gather in DC for CPAC 2012 (photos)

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.

Chinese New Year Parade (photos)

The Chinese-American community celebrated the Year of the Dragon with a parade that attracted thousands to the Chinatown neighborhood of ...

Hoyas Defeat Rutgers in Final Seconds (photos)

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.

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.

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.

Let's Cheer! Hundreds compete at the Live! DC Cheer and Dance Competion (photos)

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.

National Menorah is Lit for Hanukkah (photos)

A special lighting ceremony took place for the National Hanukkah Menorah, the world’s largest, on the Ellipse, just across ...

Santarchy Invades DC (photos)

If you saw dozens of Santas parading around the District on Saturday, Dec. 17, you probably were witness to Santarchy ...

Caroling in the National Art Gallery Rotunda (photos)

Caroling in the Rotunda, surrounded by seasonal blossoms, has become a favorite family activity at the National Gallery of Art ...

Wreaths Across America Honors Deceased Veterans at Arlington National Cemetery (photos)

Wreaths Across America volunteers laid over 90,000 wreaths on Saturday, December 10, 2011 to honor veterans buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony (photos)

The 47th Capitol Christmas tree was lit up in a ceremony on the West Lawn of the US Capitol on Tuesday, December 6, 2011.

Hoyas Defeat IUPUI in Men's Basketball (photos)

The Georgetown Hoyas Men’s Basketball team improved their record to 5 wins against only one loss with a victory ...

Christmas Tree Arrives at the Capitol (photos)

Christmas arrived early to the US Capitol West Lawn.

Botanic Garden Opens Holiday Exhibit Featuring Model Trains and Incredible Replicas (photos)

During the holiday season, the U.S. Botanic Garden presents "Season’s Greenings", a unique exhibit featuring model trains and incredible replicas of Washington, DC's most famous buildings and monuments.

Sculpture Garden Ice Rink Opening Weekend

Come take part in one of our great holiday traditions. The Ice Rink at the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden is now open. (Photo Gallery)

Thousands Walk on the National Mall to Help the Homeless

More than ten thousand participated in the 24th and final Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Walkathon on the National Mall in Washington, DC. on Nov. 19, 2011. (Photo Gallery)

Occupy DC Protestors March to the Key Bridge (photos by Jeff Malet)

Trace all the steps from McPherson Square and downtown Washington, through Georgetown to the Key Bridge as hundreds of protestors ...

Legendary Astronauts Awarded Congressional Gold Medals (photos)

Space legends John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins were awarded Congressional Gold Medals, the nation's highest civilian honor, on Wednesday, Nov, 16, 2011.

Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery (photos)

View our photos of Veterans Day Ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery by clicking on the small icons below. (All photos ...

Thousands Protest Pipeline at the White House (photos)

Thousands of protesters opposed to a controversial pipeline project surrounded the White House on Sunday, November 6, 2011.

Hoyas Defeat Fordham on Senior Day, 30-10 (photos)

The Georgetown Hoyas Football team won its 5th straight game by defeating the Fordham Rams 30-10 for its 8th win against only 2 losses for the season.

Greatest Generation Japanese American WWII Veterans Receive Congressional Gold Medal

The U.S. Congress held a ceremony on Capitol Hill on November 2, 2011 to award the Congressional Gold Medal, its highest civilian honor, to more than 1,000 Japanese-American veterans, now in their 80s and 90s, in recognition of their dedicated service during World War II.

Photo Highlights from the Washington International Horse Show

The Washington International Horse Show concluded on Sunday, October 30. Great Britain’s Nick Skelton was the star of the show, winning both of the two major events.

Washington International Horse Show Gets Underway at the Verizon Center (photos)

The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), a leading equestrian event in the U.S., celebrates its 53nd year in the ...

Hoyas Overpower Colgate for Homecoming Victory (photos)

Georgetown defeated Colgate in a 40-17 Homecoming Football Victory on Saturday October 22 at Multi-Sport Field. The Hoyas have now ...

Esperanza Spalding donates Nobel Prize dress to Smithsonian

Acclaimed bassist, singer and composer Esperanza Spalding donated the dress she wore for her performance at the 2009 Nobel Peace ...

Al Sharpton's Rally for Jobs and Justice (photos)

Thousands of Americans, led by the Rev. Al Sharpton, rallied Saturday against the backdrop of the Washington Monument.

Images from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Dedication

Thousands gathered in West Patomac Park under clear skies on Sunday October 16 to help dedicate the new Martin Luther ...

Social Conservatives Gather in DC for Values Voter Summit (Photo Slideshow)

The annual gathering of more than 3,000 Christian conservatives and elected officials was a joint production of the Family ...

'Occupy DC' Protesters Rally in Freedom Plaza (photo gallery)

Inspired by the "Occupy Wall Street" protests in New York City, protesters gathered at Freedom Plaza in Washington to "Occupy DC" on Thursday October 6. View our slideshow from that protest by clicking on the photo icons below. (All photos by Jeff Malet). View additional photos by clicking here.

Dance Extravaganza at the Turkish Festival (photo gallery)

Washingtonians gathered for the annual Turkish Festival on Pennsyvania Avenue to enjoy delicious Turkish food and traditional Turkish coffee, to ...

555 Feet Up - Daredevil Engineers Inspect Washington Monument

Dave Megerle, a member of engineering firm Wiss, Janney, Elstner, Associates "Difficult Access Team," attaches ropes to the top of ...

National Book Festival (photos by Jeff Malet)

An estimated 200,000 book-lovers gathered on the National Mall this weekend for the first-ever two-day National Book Festival. Organized by the Library of Congress with Honorary Co-Chairs President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, The National Book Festival was co-founded by former first lady Laura Bush in 2001. (All photos by Jeff Malet)

Diosa Costello, First Latina Actress on Broadway, Donates Costumes to Smithsonian

One of the last living entertainers from the 1930s and 40s Hollywood and Broadway, Diosa Costello, a pioneering Hispanic performer ...

Arts on Foot Festival in Penn Quarter (photo gallery)

Click below for our photo gallery from last weekend's Penn Quarter Arts on Foot Festival. This annual event is ...

Maloof Money Cup Inaugurates D.C.'s New Skate Park (photos by Jeff Malet)

DC has a new skate park this year, courtesy of the Maloof family. Skateboarders from around the world competed for ...

Newseum Commemorates 9/11 With New Display

To mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Newseum is expanding its popular FBI exhibit with ...

Civil Rights Leaders Gather in DC for MLK Events (photos by Jeff Malet)

Famous civil rights leaders past and present plus leading figures from entertainment, sports and government gathered in Washington DC between ...

Legg Mason Tennis Classic 2011 (photo gallery)

Radek Stepanek, of The Czech Republic, upset top seed Gael Monfils, of France, at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic. Stepanek ...

Irish Dance at the Captol (photo gallery)

In conjunction with The 24th Annual Nation's Capital Feis & "All-American Championships" and The O'Neill-James School of Irish Dancing.

July 4 in Washington D.C. (photo gallery)

View photos below of the Fourth of July Festivities in Washington DC. The National Independence Day Parade and Fireworks over the Washington Monument. Plus a performance by the US Army 3rd Infantry "The Old Guard" Fife and Drum Corps, and a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence at the National Archives.

Congressional Women's Play Softball for Charity (photo gallery)

In the third annual Congressional Women's Softball game on June 23, Democratic and Republican members of Congress came together ...

Nationals Park Upgrades With N.Y. Eateries

New York City's Union Square Hospitality Group -- which includes Blue Smoke, Box Frites, El Verano Taqueria and the most ...

Washington Savoyards present Ain't Misbehavin' (photo gallery).

The joint is jumpin' at the Atlas Performaing Arts Center where the Washington Savoyards are presenting the Tony Award-winning musical ...

National Memorial Day Parade photo gallery

The National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC is a flag-waving event with patriotic marches and floats. The Parade is ...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses US Congress (photo gallery)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses US Congress on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. During the address, Netanyahu reaffirmed the close ...

Thousands Cheer bin Laden's Death at White House (photo gallery)

The announcement of the death of Osama Bin Laden sparked a spontaneous celebration at the north gate of the White House with chants of USA USA and the National Anthem. Midnight to 3 AM on May 1-2, 2011.

White House Correspondents' Dinner photo gallery

The annual White House Correspondents' Dinner at the Washington DC Hilton is the place where politicians, news correspondents and Hollywood types mingle. For any photographer, the attraction is irrisistable. Our camera followed the invitees to the Hilton and then to the big MSNBC afterparty at the Italian Embassy. April 30, 2011.

Obamas Host Annual White House Easter Egg Roll photo gallery

The First Family hosted 30,000 people from all 50 states on the South Lawn of the White House for the 133rd White House Easter Egg Roll on April 25, 2011 in Washington DC. The theme of this year's egg roll is “Get Up and Go,” tied into first lady Michelle Obama's anti-obesity initiative to raise a healthier generation of kids.

Washington Nationals Close Up

We took our camera on the field for dramtic close-up images as the Washington Nationals completed their first doubleheader sweep ...

1st Annual Congressional Correspondents' Dinner 2011

The 1st Annual Congressional Correspondents' Dinner, an event long known as the Radio-TV Correspondents' Dinner, took place at the Walter ...

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