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Man torches himself with gasoline near Capitol Hill

Washington - An unidentified man set himself on fire early Friday evening at Washington’s National Mall close to federal museums currently closed as a result of the US government shutdown. There was no immediate explanation for the incident.

Lincoln Memorial vandalized, splashed with green paint (UPDATED)

Washington - Vandals reportedly splashed green paint on the Lincoln Memorial located on the National Mall. The U.S. Park Police are currently investigating the crime.

National Sustainable Design Expo gets set to kick off in D.C. Special

Washington - The annual National Sustainable Design Expo is scheduled to take place this week. Yesterday, work could be observed in downtown Washington to prepare for the 2-day event.

Thousands of environmental activists rally on National Mall Special

Washington - Tens of thousands of climate change activists descended on the National Mall in Washington, DC. People came from numerous U.S. states and Canada to protest various actions relating to energy forms.

Obama's second inaugural ceremony draws nearly half of 2009

Washington - Yesterday during President Obama's second inaugural ceremony, reports are indicating about one million people were in attendance. This is about half the number of people who attended Obama's first inauguration.

Photo: Obama - 'I want to take a look, one more time'

Washington - There are many moments and images from President Barack Obama's 2013 Inauguration that will stand out in the minds of the American people, perhaps none more than when the President took a moment to pause and take it all in.

'Million Puppet March' in support of PBS only draws hundreds

Washington - The “Million Puppet March” drew far less than it had hoped for Saturday when hundreds of supporters of PBS and NPR marched in Washington. The purpose of the event was to show the importance of public media.

'Million Muppet March' to take place in Washington

Washington - In the days leading up to Election Day, humans and Muppets plan to travel to the Washington Mall to support public broadcasting. This initiative emerged after Mitt Romney's now famous "Big Bird" comment during the Oct. 3 presidential debate.

Op-Ed: A visit to the District of Columbia World War I Memorial Special

Washington - The World War I Monument, one of the lesser known memorials in the District, is nestled near the Korean War Memorial on the National Mall, right across from the Martin Luther King Jr. monument.

Op-Ed: Will the U.S. have a national World War I Memorial in Washington?

Washington - The World War I Monument is nestled near the Korean War Memorial on the National Mall. This memorial was built in remembrance of the soldiers from the District of Columbia who served and died in World War I.

Washington Monument receives $7.5M donation for repairs

Washington - The Washington Monument has received funding in the form of a $7.5 million gift which was given to enable repairs to the substantial damage caused by the 5.8 earthquake that occurred on Aug. 23, 2011.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Dedication Ceremony This Sunday

Washington - The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial will be holding its dedication ceremony on October 16, 2011. Originally it had been scheduled for Aug 28th but was postponed due to Hurricane Irene and an 5.8 earthquake that hit the Virginia/DC area on August 23d.
 

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An aerial view of the National Mall in Washington  D.C.  showing the Lincoln Memorial at the bottom ...
An aerial view of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., showing the Lincoln Memorial at the bottom, the Washington Monument at center, and the U.S. Capitol at the top.
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This tent will house hundreds of students  nonprofits  scientists and feds who will showcase their i...
This tent will house hundreds of students, nonprofits, scientists and feds who will showcase their innovative ideas for sustainability. Some past winners will also be present to show what they have accomplished.
A cluster of young cherry trees on the edge of the National Mall  descendants of the originals plant...
A cluster of young cherry trees on the edge of the National Mall, descendants of the originals planted in 1912.
A bird s eye view of the National Mall on Inauguration Day.
A bird's eye view of the National Mall on Inauguration Day.
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Each year students compete in the P3 Award. In Phase I grants are awarded to continue research. Winn...
Each year students compete in the P3 Award. In Phase I grants are awarded to continue research. Winners have an opportunity to receive additional funding to bring their product promoting sustainability to market.
This is one type of tulip I did not recall ever seeing  and the flowers had not yet begun to open.
This is one type of tulip I did not recall ever seeing, and the flowers had not yet begun to open.

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