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Year in Pictures 2012

U.S. Capitol Dome and Shuttle Discovery flying by
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The year 2012 on Capitol Hill brought moments of celebration and sorrow, from the Space Shuttle fly-by to the lying in state of Senator Inouye.

A slideshow of a few of the best images from our collection (or view full set on flickr): 

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