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 The United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. against a blue sky background.
The United States Capitol Building is located in Washington, D.C., at the...

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A view of the Capitol Visitor Center lit up at night
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Photo of AOC employee Richard Edmonds.
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The Capitol Crypt, which now houses statuary and exhibitions, was once used as an informal storage space where bicycles were parked, seen here circa 1900.
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2013 Blog Archives

December 23, 2013
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Take a look back at some of our top stories from 2013.
December 17, 2013
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Instagrammers in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol
On a rainy December Saturday a group of Instagrammers joined us at the U.S. Capitol to tour the building and chat with an Architect of the Capitol photographer. Despite the weather it was a great...
December 11, 2013
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Image of the Capitol Christmas Tree reflecting on the water in December 2013 at the U.S. Capitol
A look back on 2013 through some of our most popular pictures from Flickr and Instagram.
December 03, 2013
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The Capitol Christmas Tree in 2013
The Capitol Christmas Tree has been a tradition at the U.S. Capitol since 1964. The tree will be lit from night fall until 11 p.m. each evening through January 1, 2014.
December 02, 2013
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Photo showing placement of the Statue of Freedom atop the Capitol December 2, 1863 as viewed from the west.
The Statue of Freedom was placed atop the Capitol Dome 150 years ago, effectively completing the Capitol Dome that we still see today.
November 26, 2013
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Instagram Meetup at U.S. Capitol banner
Since one of the earliest known photographs of the U.S. Capitol in 1846, Washington, D.C., residents and visitors have been capturing images of this national icon, its art and its grounds.
November 25, 2013
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The 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree arrived Monday, November 25, on the U.S. Capitol Grounds follow along here as the tree arrives and AOC staff put it into position on the West Front of the Capitol.
The 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree arrived Monday, November 25, on the U.S. Capitol Grounds follow along here as the tree arrives and AOC staff put it into position on the West Front of the Capitol.
November 12, 2013
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The U.S. Botanic Garden Production Facility full of plants
AOC's Erin Nelson ventures outside the U.S. Capitol to explore the U.S. Botanic Garden's Production Facility -- home to approximately 60,000 plants.
November 06, 2013
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Black and white portrait of Benjamin Brown French
Long before the advent of Twitter, Facebook and blogs – there were journals. 150 years ago this month saw one of the most transformative periods in the construction of the United States Capitol along...
November 04, 2013
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Toad Box on display at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Capitol Visitor Center Registrar Karin Johnston, takes an in depth look at one of her favorite artifacts currently on display in the Exhibition Hall exhibit, “Conflict and Compromise.”

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