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.
A May 8 hearing by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee brought the Sept. 11 tragedy of Benghazi back into the headlines.
The National Cinco de Mayo Festival invited everyone to come celebrate the increasingly popular Mexican holiday.
The U.S. Holocaust Museum marked its 20th year with ceremonies and a special visit from former President Clinton and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel.
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.
Earth Day at Union Station had some cool events and even cooler works of art.
The Penn Quarter restaurant Zaytinya held its first annual outdoor market and celebration of Greek culture on April 21-22 with ...
Happy birthday to the Bard! And rhe Folger Shakespeare Library knows how to put on the party.
Washington now has its own comic convention, and it is "Awesome."
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.
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.
A Washington favorite, the National Cherry Blossom Parade happily marked the end of our cherry blossom days.
For Jazz Appreciation Month, the Smithsonian Institution held a performance and received donations from jazz greats.
Spring is sprung with a vengeance: cherry blossoms, kites, lantern ceremony -- and lots of people and traffic.
Children of all ages enjoyed the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Verizon Center this weekend.
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.
Washington's St. Patrick's Day Parade joined the weekend cheering of the Irish in America.
Grabbing media coverage for three days, conservatives met at National Harbor, Md., to discuss the future of their movement, the Republican Party and America.
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.
With its chairman on hand, Warner Bros. donated Hollywood film props to the American History Museum March 8.
Marching along Pennsylvania Avenue, thousands re-create a 1913 suffragist parade that helped to gain women the right to vote in 1920.
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."
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 came to the Smithsonian for a special donation ceremony and the screening of his Academy Award-winning performance in ...
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.
Washington, D.C., was the place to be for the holiday weekend that celebrated the presidents.
President Obama outlined his agenda during the State of the Union speech Feb. 12.
D.C.'s Chinatown got in the new year spirit with dragons, a parade and salute to the Year of the Snake.
On Capitol Hill, the pre-Valentine chill was warmed up by the annual Cupid's Undie Run Feb. 9.
Georgetown beats St. John's to give JTIII his 200th victory as the university's head basketball coach.
A day after the Right to Life, there was a March on Washington for Gun Control with Newtown, Conn., residents leading the way.
Since 1973, anti-abortion activists have protested the Supreme Court's decision to legalize access to abortion.
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.
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.
During the Jan. 3 Senate swearing-in reenactment ceremony, Vice President Joe Biden hugged and joked with just about everyone.
The Sculpture Garden Skating School shows off its skills in "Nutcracker on Ice."
Senator Daniel Inouye lies in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington D.C. on Thursday, Dec. 20 ...
On Saturday, more than 110,000 Christmas wreaths were placed at grave markers in Arlington Cemetery, thanks to Worcester Wreath Company in Maine.
If you were at the American History Museum Dec. 15, you were surrounded by many joyful versions of Santa Claus.
Music was part of the ceremony when the Smithsonian accepted a dress and broom at the popular musical, "Wicked."
Hanukkah also lights up the Ellipse as the world's largest menorah was lighted Dec. 9.
Christmastime has officially arrived in Washington as the president and first family switch on the National Christmas Tree at the Ellipse.
The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony took place on the West Front Lawn on Tuesday December 4. In ...
True to our veterans, President Obama visits Arlington National Cemetery Nov. 11 to thank all who have served.
While not quite making its numbers, the "Million Puppet March" frolicked past the U.S. Capitol Nov. 3.
The Washington International Horse Show celebrated its 54th year and into the Verizon Center Oct. 23 through 28.
The Supreme Court heard arguments Oct. 10 in a case which could affect the future of affirmative action.
Columbus Day ceremonies in the nation's capital featured the 100th anniversary of the unveiling of the nation's memorial ...
Members of the White House News Photographers Association cover major news events involving the President and Congress in Washington and around the world.
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.
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.
Years after it was awarded, Aung San Suu Kyi received the Congressional Gold Medal last week at the U.S. Capitol.
Major conservative, political players spoke at the Values Voter Summit last weekend.
The Hoyas came away with a close victory at home to begin the football season at the Hilltop.
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.
At the Verizon Center, the Washington Mystics celebrate 15 years in the WNBA.
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.
A look at the Citi Open tennis tournament through Jeff Malet's lenses.
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 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.
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."
The Smithsonian’s American Indian museum hosted its 3rd Living Earth Festival on July 20-22 featuring Native American music, dance ...
Paul Bakery & Café, at 801 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, held their second annual Bastille Day event in the District last Saturday ...
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."
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" is the free annual Independence Day concert extravaganza on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
The United States Botanic Garden's exhibit on carnivorous plants will run through October 8, 2012.
At the White House, President Barack Obama unveils the portrait of his predecessor, George W. Bush, with graciousness and humor.
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.
Hundreds of astronomy enthusiasts, young and old, turned out on the front porch of the Smithsonian National Air and Space ...
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.
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.
The Annual National Memorial Day Parade, took place along Constitution Avenue in Washington DC on May 28, 2012.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. took place on Sunday April 22, 2012.
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.
The space shuttle Discovery, attached to a modified NASA 747 aircraft, flies over Washington, D.C., Tuesday, April 17, 2012 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Hollywood and politics mixed it up at the Newseum on Thursday, March 8 in Washington DC. for the premier of ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
The Georgetown Hoyas Men’s Basketball team improved their record to 5 wins against only one loss with a victory ...
Christmas arrived early to the US Capitol West Lawn.
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.
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)
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)
Trace all the steps from McPherson Square and downtown Washington, through Georgetown to the Key Bridge as hundreds of protestors ...
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.
View our photos of Veterans Day Ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery by clicking on the small icons below. (All photos ...
Thousands of protesters opposed to a controversial pipeline project surrounded the White House on Sunday, November 6, 2011.
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.
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.
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.
The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), a leading equestrian event in the U.S., celebrates its 53nd year in the ...
Georgetown defeated Colgate in a 40-17 Homecoming Football Victory on Saturday October 22 at Multi-Sport Field. The Hoyas have now ...
Acclaimed bassist, singer and composer Esperanza Spalding donated the dress she wore for her performance at the 2009 Nobel Peace ...
Thousands of Americans, led by the Rev. Al Sharpton, rallied Saturday against the backdrop of the Washington Monument.
Thousands gathered in West Patomac Park under clear skies on Sunday October 16 to help dedicate the new Martin Luther ...
The annual gathering of more than 3,000 Christian conservatives and elected officials was a joint production of the Family ...
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.
Washingtonians gathered for the annual Turkish Festival on Pennsyvania Avenue to enjoy delicious Turkish food and traditional Turkish coffee, to ...
Dave Megerle, a member of engineering firm Wiss, Janney, Elstner, Associates "Difficult Access Team," attaches ropes to the top of ...
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)
One of the last living entertainers from the 1930s and 40s Hollywood and Broadway, Diosa Costello, a pioneering Hispanic performer ...
Click below for our photo gallery from last weekend's Penn Quarter Arts on Foot Festival. This annual event is ...
DC has a new skate park this year, courtesy of the Maloof family. Skateboarders from around the world competed for ...
To mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Newseum is expanding its popular FBI exhibit with ...
Famous civil rights leaders past and present plus leading figures from entertainment, sports and government gathered in Washington DC between ...
Radek Stepanek, of The Czech Republic, upset top seed Gael Monfils, of France, at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic. Stepanek ...
In conjunction with The 24th Annual Nation's Capital Feis & "All-American Championships" and The O'Neill-James School of Irish Dancing.
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.
In the third annual Congressional Women's Softball game on June 23, Democratic and Republican members of Congress came together ...
New York City's Union Square Hospitality Group -- which includes Blue Smoke, Box Frites, El Verano Taqueria and the most ...
The joint is jumpin' at the Atlas Performaing Arts Center where the Washington Savoyards are presenting the Tony Award-winning musical ...
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 on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. During the address, Netanyahu reaffirmed the close ...
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.
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.
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.
We took our camera on the field for dramtic close-up images as the Washington Nationals completed their first doubleheader sweep ...
The 1st Annual Congressional Correspondents' Dinner, an event long known as the Radio-TV Correspondents' Dinner, took place at the Walter ...