The announcement of the death of Osama Bin Laden sparked a spontaneous celebration at the north gate of the White House with chants of USA USA and the National Anthem. Midnight to 3 AM on May 1-2, 2011. To view additional photos in high def, Click Here. (All photos by Jeff Malet) [gallery ids="99662,105719,105724,105729,105734,105739,105744,105749,105754,105759,105764,105769,105774,105779,105784,105789,105794,105714,105709,105649,105815,105811,105654,105807,105803,105659,105664,105669,105674,105679,105684,105689,105694,105699,105704,105799" nav="thumbs"]
The annual White House Correspondents' Dinner at the Washington DC Hilton is the place where politicians, news correspondents and Hollywood types mingle. For any photographer, the attraction is irrisistable. Our camera followed the invitees to the Hilton and then to the big MSNBC afterparty at the Italian Embassy. April 30, 2011. To view additional photos in high def, Click Here. (All photos by Jeff Malet) [gallery ids="106009,105944,105939,105934,105929,105924,105919,105914,105909,105904,105949,105954,105959,106004,105999,105994,105989,105984,105979,105974,105969,105964,105899,105894,105889,105824,106013,105819,106017,105814,106021,105809,106025,105804,105829,105834,105839,105884,105879,105874,105869,105864,105859,105854,105849,105844,99663" nav="thumbs"]
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses US Congress on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. During the address, Netanyahu reaffirmed the close ties between the U.S. and Israel and once again rejected any suggestion of redrawing Israel's borders with a future Palestinian state along 1967 lines. To see additional images in hi res, Click Here. (all photos by Jeff Malet) [gallery ids="99776,99804,99803,99802,99801,99800,99799,99798,99797,99805,99806,99814,99813,99812,99811,99810,99809,99808,99807,99796,99795,99784,99783,99782,99781,99780,99779,99778,99777,99785,99786,99794,99793,99792,99791,99790,99789,99788,99787,99815" nav="thumbs"]
The National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC is a flag-waving event with patriotic marches and floats. The Parade is sponsored by the World War II Veterans Committee and is an annual tradition of remembrance for those who have died serving our country. Click on one of the photos below to begin the slideshow. To see additional images in hi res, Click Here. (all photos by Jeff Malet) [gallery ids="99923,99907,99906,99905,99904,99903,99902,99901,99900,99899,99898,99897,99896,99895,99908,99909,99922,99921,99920,99919,99918,99917,99916,99915,99914,99913,99912,99911,99910,99894,99893,99877,99876,99875,99874,99873,99872,99871,99870,99869,99868,99867,99866,99865,99878,99879,99892,99891,99890,99889,99888,99887,99886,99885,99884,99883,99882,99881,99880,99864" nav="thumbs"]
The joint is jumpin' at the Atlas Performaing Arts Center where the Washington Savoyards are presenting the Tony Award-winning musical revue based on the life of Thomas "Fats" Waller. The show runs thru June 19. Many in the fine cast have previously attended Georgetown's Duke Ellington School of the Arts. View our slideshow by clicking the image below. (All photos by Jeff Malet). [gallery ids="99977,99966,99965,99964,99963,99962,99961,99960,99959,99967,99968,99976,99975,99974,99973,99972,99971,99970,99969,99958,99957,99956,99945,99944,99943,99942,99941,99940,99939,99938,99946,99947,99955,99954,99953,99952,99951,99950,99949,99948,99937" nav="thumbs"]
New York City's Union Square Hospitality Group -- which includes Blue Smoke, Box Frites, El Verano Taqueria and the most famous one, Shake Shack (which recently opened on Connecticut Avenue at Longfellow Square) -- and the Washington Nationals celebrated the upgraded Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk at Nationals Park with a grand opening party, June 13. Happy partiers enjoyed ShackBurgers, steak tacos and perfect fries along with beer and wine at sunset. The new walk and restaurants will open two-and-a-half hours before the game. [gallery ids="100076,100077,106150,100078" nav="thumbs"]
In the third annual Congressional Women's Softball game on June 23, Democratic and Republican members of Congress came together to play the Capitol Hill Press Corps to benefit the Young Survival Coalition, a group that assists young women facing breast cancer. The Members team won in the bottom of the 7th and final inning with a walk-off single by Captain Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, driving in teammate Rep. Linda Sanchez from second base. Earlier, Rep. Laura Richardson contributed with a three run inside the park home run. [gallery ids="100159,100139,100138,100137,100136,100135,100134,100133,100132,100131,100130,100129,100128,100127,100126,100125,100124,100123,100140,100141,100158,100157,100156,100155,100154,100153,100152,100151,100150,100149,100148,100147,100146,100145,100144,100143,100142,100122,100121,100101,100100,100099,100098,100097,100096,100095,100094,100093,100092,100091,100090,100089,100088,100087,100086,100085,100102,100103,100120,100119,100118,100117,100116,100115,100114,100113,100112,100111,100110,100109,100108,100107,100106,100105,100104,100084" nav="thumbs"]
View photos below of the Fourth of July Festivities in Washington DC. The National Independence Day Parade and Fireworks over the Washington Monument. Plus a performance by the US Army 3rd Infantry "The Old Guard" Fife and Drum Corps, and a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence at the National Archives. (All Photos by Jeff Malet /www.maletphoto.com) [gallery ids="106384,106319,106314,106309,106304,106299,106294,106289,106284,106279,106324,106329,106334,106379,106374,106369,106364,106359,106354,106349,106344,106339,106274,106269,106204,106388,106199,106392,106194,106396,106189,106400,106184,106209,106214,106219,106264,106259,106254,106249,106244,106239,106234,106229,106224,100222" nav="thumbs"]
Politicians played hardball, this time for charity. The 50th Annual Congressional Baseball Game was played on July 14, 2011 at Nationals Park in Washington DC. Congressional Democrats won handily, 8-2 behind a fifteen hit attack and a one-hitter from Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA). Richmond pitched 5 hitless innings of the 7 inning game. Ticket proceeds from this year's game raised money for The Washington Literacy Council and The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington. (All photos by Jeff Malet ' www.maletphoto.com View photos of the game below.
In conjunction with The 24th Annual Nation's Capital Feis & "All-American Championships" and The O'Neill-James School of Irish Dancing.