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Outside view of the Longworth House Office Building with a clear blue sky in the background.
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Statue of John L. “Jack” Swigert, Jr.
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Year in Pictures 2012

Posted by Matt Guilfoyle on December 21, 2012

U.S. Capitol Dome and Shuttle Discovery flying by
Capitol Hill 2012 in pictures - from the memorable, to the beautiful, to the solemn.

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A Legacy of Service

Posted by Sharon Gang on December 17, 2012

AOC's Sharon Gang and Senator Daniel K. Akaka
Sharon Gang, Communications & Marketing Manager for the Capitol Visitor Center, reflects on her first job on Capitol Hill, and how the lessons learned there stick with her to this day.

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Deciphering the Calendar Stone in the Capitol Rotunda

Posted by Matt Guilfoyle on December 12, 2012

Scene "Cortez and Montezuma at Mexican Temple" from the Frieze of American History in the Capitol Rotunda
AOC's Matt Guilfoyle investigates the myth of the Mayan Calendar at the U.S. Capitol.

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Holiday Exhibit Delights from the Outside In

Posted by Nick Nelson on December 5, 2012

U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory decorated for the holidays
Landscape Architect Nick Nelson details the process he undertook to design the 2012 Season’s Greenings holiday exhibit at the U.S. Botanic Garden.

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Nearly Nine Million Visitors Later

Posted by Sharon Gang on November 30, 2012

Capitol Visitor Center Opening Ceremony
On December 2, the Capitol Visitor Center celebrates its four-year anniversary. Sharon Gang, the third member of the CVC's operations staff, reflects back to the opening four years ago.

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Capturing Bartholdi Fountain

Posted by Susanne Bledsoe on November 26, 2012

Bartholdi Fountain, 40mm, 200 ISO, f/14, 5 seconds
Each month AOC’s photography branch will break down an iconic photo of Capitol Hill and share tips and tricks for snapping beautiful images at the Capitol. This month AOC photographer Susanne Bledsoe walks us through a shot of Bartholdi Fountain in Bartholdi Park on the Capitol Grounds.

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