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  • Washington DC at night. width:640;;height:390
  • The 555 foot tall Washington Monument, built between 1848 and 1884. width:309;;height:480
  • The Washington Monument has a width of 55 feet at its base and weighs over 80,000 tonnes. width:320;;height:480
  • Washington's Capitol Building is one of its iconic sites. width:640;;height:480
  • The Capitol Building at night. width:640;;height:426
  • Concerts are often held in the National Mall, in front of the Capitol. width:640;;height:425
  • The interior of the Capitol's 100-foot diameter dome. width:385;;height:480
  • The Capitol's two wings house the 100-member Senate and 448-member House of Representatives. width:320;;height:480
  • The White House, home to the US President. width:640;;height:370
  • President Obama in the Oval Office, housed in the White House's West Wing. width:640;;height:427
  • The President's Park and White House from the air. width:640;;height:426
  • The Jefferson Memorial, dedicated to the third US President. width:640;;height:480
  • The neo-classical John-Russell Pope designed Jefferson memorial at night. width:640;;height:426
  • The striking Martin Luther King Memorial depicts King emerging from the Stone of Hope. width:640;;height:480
  • The King Memorial is found opposite the Jefferson Memorial.  width:640;;height:435
  • The Roosevelt Memorial is spread over 7.5 acres. width:640;;height:480
  • Dedicated to FDR, the 32nd President, the Roosevelt Memorial comprises four outdoor rooms depicting different stages of FDR's presidency. width:640;;height:480
  • The National Archives, on the National Mall ... width:640;;height:480
  • ... holds the 1776 Declaration of Independencce, the 1787 Constitution, the 1789 Bill of Rights and one of four copies of the Magna Carta (1297).  width:392;;height:480
  • America's military casualties and veterans are interred in the 624 acre Arlington National Cemetery. width:640;;height:426
  • Arlington is known for its beauty and tranquility. width:640;;height:426
  • A cross at Arlington. width:640;;height:426
  • Those interred at Arlington include President John F Kennedy. width:640;;height:426
  • The Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington. width:640;;height:426
  • The Washington National Cathedral, the sixth largest church in the world, hosts national religious ceremonies. width:640;;height:480
  • The National Cathedral's sanctuary. width:480;;height:480
  • One of the 231 stained glass windows in the National Cathedral. width:253;;height:480
  • The Washington National Cathedral's Rose Window. width:320;;height:480
  • The National Gallery of Art, on Washington's National Mall.  © Miguel Hermoso Cuesta, CC ASA3.0. width:640;;height:480
  • The National Gallery is housed in a neo-classical John Russell Pope designed building. width:360;;height:480
  • With many striking architectural features. width:640;;height:480
  • A van Gogh self-portrait is one of the National Gallery's top attractions ... width:370;;height:480
  • ... another stunning impressionist work ... width:379;;height:480
  • ... and Monet's Waterloo Bridge. width:640;;height:412
  • The most famous work is probably Leonardo da Vinci's Ginevra de' Benci. width:462;;height:480
  • The exterior of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, © David Bjorgen, CCASA3.0. width:320;;height:480
  • The Spirit of St Louis, the first plane to cross the Atlantic, at the Air and Space Museum.  © David Bjorgen, CCASA3.0. width:640;;height:293
  • This decommissioned cold war rocket is one of the interesting objects on display.  Others include the Apollo 11 command module, a British spitfire and a lunar rock sample. width:360;;height:480
  • Wealthy residents of Washington live in the picturesque Georgetown. width:640;;height:480
  • Another Georgetown townhouse. width:640;;height:480
  • And Georgetown's main street. width:619;;height:480
  • The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History holds over 500 million specimens.  width:640;;height:480
  • Here's a cast skeleton from its dinosaur hall. width:360;;height:480
  • The US Supreme Court width:640;;height:480
  • A stunning flagpole base outside the Supreme Court. width:640;;height:480
  • The words 'Equal Justice Under Law' are carved into the portico entrance to the Supreme Court. width:640;;height:480
  • The futuristic Temple of the Church of Latter Day Saints. width:640;;height:480
  • Washington is full of sculptures and memorials, such as the Grant Memorial, honouring Civil War General and US President Ulysses S Grant. width:640;;height:480
  • A sculpture garden on the National Mall. width:640;;height:480
  •  Winston Churchill is the only foreign leader to have a statue erected in his honour. width:360;;height:480
  • The James A Garfield monument, outside the Capitol. width:360;;height:480
  • A lion in Washington Zoo.  width:640;;height:438
  • George Washington, the first US President.  width:420;;height:480
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