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S: Washington, DC - July 4, 2012

2: Eternal Flame, John F. Kennedy's & Jacqueline Kennedy's Burial Site

3: Changing Of The Guards At The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldiers It is considered one of the highest honors to serve as a Sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

5: UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM It is dedicated to helping leaders and citizens of the world confront hatred, prevent genocide, promote human dignity, and strengthen democracy.

6: The Lincoln Memorial

8: and inscriptions of two well-known speeches by Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address and his Second Inaugural Address. | The building is in the form of a Greek Doric temple and contains a large seated sculpture of Abraham Lincoln ...

9: The memorial has been the site of many famous speeches, including Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech,

10: As of May 2011, there are 58,272 names, including 8 women. Approximately 1,200 of these are listed as missing. | VIETNAM MEMORIAL | KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL

11: As of May 2011, there are 58,272 names, including 8 women. Approximately 1,200 of these are listed as missing.

12: Potomac River


14: Roosevelt Memorial

15: A Peaceful Memorial One of Theodore Roosevelt’s greatest legacies was his dedication to conservation. Today, this island stands as a fitting memorial to the outdoorsman, naturalist, and visionary who was our 26th President.

16: World War II | MEMORIAL

17: The World War II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home.

18: Pillow used to rest Lincoln's head at the Petersen House stained by his blood.

19: Ford’s Theater is where Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. On the second floor of Ford's Theater, you can see the box seat where Lincoln was sitting when he was killed. On the lower level, the Ford's Theater Museum displays exhibits about Lincoln’s life and explains the circumstances of his tragic death. The historic site also functions as a live theater, presenting a variety of high quality performances throughout the year. | Ford'sTheater | Ford's Theater's original door to Lincoln's theatre box.

22: The dream of a national cathedral dates to the days of George Washington’s presidency. Memorable moments in the life of the Cathedral include President Theodore Roosevelt’s 1907 speech, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s last sermon, and President Ronald Reagan’s State Funeral. | National Cathedral

24: National Air and Space Museum

25: Able, a preserved monkey, was part of an Army experiment designed to test the biomedical effects of space travel. She survived the trip, but died from the anesthesia during a routine post-flight operation. | On December 17, 1903, the Wright Flyer became the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard.

26: Originally built in 1899, The Old Post Office Pavilion embodied the modern spirit that was sweeping the country. Once the first government building to have its own electric power plant. Today, it is filled with international food, eclectic shopping and musical events ... | The Old Post Office

28: Vistas from the Old Post Office Pavilion's 315 foot Clock Tower.


32: The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is the largest Roman Catholic church in the United States and North America, and is one of the ten largest churches in the world.

34: Thomas Jefferson Memorial

35: Author of the Declaration of Independence, first secretary of state, and third president of the United States. The memorial's circular, colonnaded structure is modeled after the Roman Pantheon. Inside the structure, a 19-foot bronze statue of Jefferson stand at the center.

37: The Chief Justice and 8 associate justices make up the Supreme Court, the highest judicial authority in the United States. They decide whether actions of Congress, the President, the states and the lower courts follow the principles of the Constitution. Out of approximately 7,000 cases submitted each year to the Supreme Court, only about 100 cases are heard. The building was designed on a scale in keeping with the importance and dignity of the Court and the Judiciary as a coequal, independent branch of the United States Government, and as a symbol of "the national ideal of justice in the highest sphere of activity." | U.S. Supreme Court

39: The U.S. CAPITOL | is the home of the U.S. Congress, The House of Representatives, and the Senate

40: With 540 rooms divided among five levels, the U.S. Capitol is a massive building. The ground floor is allocated to congressional offices. The second floor holds the chambers of the House of Representatives in the south wing and the Senate in the north wing. Under the dome in the center of the Capitol Building is the Rotunda, a circular space that serves as a gallery of paintings and sculpture of American historical figures and events. The third floor is where visitors can watch the proceedings of Congress when in session. Additional offices and machinery rooms occupy the fourth floor and the basement.

42: The symbolic and physical heart of the United States Capitol is the Rotunda, an imposing circular room 96 feet in diameter and 180 feet in height. It is the principal circulation space in the Capitol, connecting the House and Senate sides,

43: and is visited by thousands of people each day. The Rotunda is used for important ceremonial events as authorized by concurrent resolution, such as the lying in state of eminent citizens and the dedication of works of art.

45: Natural Museum of Natural History was among the first Smithsonian building constructed exclusively to house the national collections and research facilities.

46: The only court created by the Constitution. It is the highest court in our system. | Determines constitutionality of federal laws. | Hears appeals from states' federal courts.

47: U.S. SUPREME COURT | Settles disputes among states.

48: BONDI BEACH is one of Australia's most famous beaches and among the world's most well-known beaches. The beach is roughly a kilometer long and is located on the east coast of Australia and is a suburb of the city of Sydney. | Today's Library of Congress is an unparalleled world resource. The collection of more than 144 million items includes more than 33 million cataloged books and other print materials in 460 languages; more than 63 million manuscripts; the largest rare book collection in North America; and the world's largest collection of legal materials, films, maps, sheet music and sound recordings

49: Established with $5,000 Invading British troops set fire to the Capitol Building, burning and pillaging the contents of the small library. Retired President Thomas Jefferson offered his personal library as a replacement.

53: THE | LAST DAY | July 14, 2012

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