Caroling in the National Art Gallery Rotunda (photos)

December 22, 2011

Caroling in the Rotunda, surrounded by seasonal blossoms, has become a favorite family activity at the National Gallery of Art during the holidays. Guest choirs perform their own music as well as lead the audience in standard Chistmas Carols. View our photos of performances that took place on December 17 and 18 by the Annapolis Area Christian School Madrigal Singers (Leia Bennett, director); and the Central Bucks High School West Chamber Choir of Doylestown PA (Joseph Ohrt, director) by clicking on the photo icons below. [gallery ids="100443,114557,114696,114567,114577,114587,114597,114607,114617,114627,114637,114647,114657,114667,114677,114705,114547,114477,114768,114487,114759,114497,114750,114507,114741,114517,114732,114527,114723,114537,114714,114687" nav="thumbs"]

Wreaths Across America Honors Deceased Veterans at Arlington National Cemetery (photos)

December 19, 2011

Wreaths Across America volunteers laid over 90,000 wreaths on Saturday, December 10, 2011 to honor veterans buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Founded in 1992 by wreath-maker Morrill Worcester of Harrington, Maine, the event helps communities recognize and remember the sacrifices of those who have served in America’s armed forces. Organizers said 15,000 people joined the effort at Arlington.
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Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony (photos)

The 47th Capitol Christmas tree was lit up in a ceremony on the West Lawn of the US Capitol on Tuesday, December 6, 2011. The 63 foot Sierra white fir from California’s Stanislaus National Forest was decorated with more than 10,000 LED lights and some 2,000 handmade ornaments from the State of California.
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Hoyas Defeat IUPUI in Men’s Basketball (photos)

December 15, 2011

The Georgetown Hoyas Men’s Basketball team improved their record to 5 wins against only one loss with a victory over the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Jaguars (IUPUI) at the Verizon Center on Monday, November 28, 2011. The game was far closer than the final score of 81-58 would indicate. The Hoyas led by only a single point after the first half. Junior forward Hollis Thompson of the Hoyas finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds while sophomore forward Nate Lubick set a career high with 14 rebounds. The Jaguars’ record fell to 2-5.

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Botanic Garden Opens Holiday Exhibit Featuring Model Trains and Incredible Replicas (photos)

December 1, 2011

During the holiday season, the U.S. Botanic Garden presents “Season’s Greenings”, a unique exhibit featuring model trains and incredible replicas of Washington, DC’s most famous buildings and monuments. The garden railway was designed by Paul Busse of Applied Imagination in Alexandria, Kentucky. The exhibit is truly amazing with all of the buildings made of real plant materials! Adults and children will be fascinated by this special Christmas-time treat in the nation’s capital. Explore “Who Lives Here?” and see all kinds of delightful dwellings, from an opossum house and a critter condo to model American presidential homes. Don’t miss this popular exhibit, including one of the largest indoor decorated trees in Washington, D.C., and the capital’s landmark buildings in the Garden Court.

Get into the holiday spirit by coming to the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in December for extended viewing hours, when the Conservatory will be open until 8 p.m., featuring live seasonal music in the Garden Court. All performances are free. No advance reservation necessary.

This special holiday treat will close on January 2. The U.S. Botanic Garden is located next to the U.S. Capitol at First St., NW. Washington, DC.

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Photo Highlights from the Washington International Horse Show

November 29, 2011

The Washington International Horse Show concluded on Sunday, October 30. Great Britain’s Nick Skelton was the star of the show, winning both of the two major events, Friday night’s $25,000 Puissance class and Saturday night’s $100,000 President’s Cup grand prix. In the Puissance, Skelton guided his horse Unique over a 7 foot wall.

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Thousands Protest Pipeline at the White House (photos)

November 28, 2011

Thousands of protesters opposed to a controversial pipeline project surrounded the White House on Sunday, November 6, 2011. Canadian company TransCanada is seeking permission to build the 1,600-mile Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta to the Gulf coast in Texas. Environmental groups say that extracting oil from the sands would generate huge greenhouse gas emissions, and that any accident on the route could be disastrous. View our photos by clicking on the icons below. (All photos by Jeff Malet) [gallery ids="110677,110617,110612,110607,110602,110597,110592,110587,110582,110577,110622,110627,110672,110667,110662,110657,110652,110647,110642,110637,110632,110572,110567,110562,110502,110681,110497,110685,110492,110689,110487,110693,110482,110507,110512,110557,110552,110547,110542,110537,110532,110527,110522,110517,100371" nav="thumbs"]

Hoyas Defeat Fordham on Senior Day, 30-10 (photos)

The Georgetown Hoyas Football team won its 5th straight game by defeating the Fordham Rams 30-10 for its 8th win against only 2 losses for the season. If the Hoyas win next week at Lehigh they will win the school’s first league title and a spot in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. It is a major accomplishment for a team that did not win a single game in 2009. View our photos of the game by clicking on the icons below. (All photos by Jeff Malet) [gallery ids="100372,110722,110727,110732,110737,110742,110747,110752,110757,110762,110767,110717,110712,110682,110788,110687,110784,110692,110780,110697,110776,110702,110707,110772" nav="thumbs"]

Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery (photos)

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Thousands Walk on the National Mall to Help the Homeless

November 23, 2011

More than ten thousand participated in the 24th and final Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Walkathon on the National Mall in Washington, DC. on Nov. 19, 2011. The Help the Homeless program, comprised of education, volunteerism, community walks and the Walkathon on the National Mall, is the nation’s largest effort to increase awareness around preventing and ending homelessness. The Washington area has more than 12,000 homeless – more than 40 percent of which are families, 25 percent are children. The walk is designed to raise awareness and funds for Washington, DC area organizations that are working to prevent and end homelessness, with an emphasis on programs that help homeless people return to independent living. Beneficiaries of the walk will be the 97 organizations that are focused on the needs of the homeless community. Fannie Mae President and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Williams, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, (D-DC) and DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) were on hand to kick off the 5K event. Fannie Mae plans to promote neighborhood marches in cities including Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago and Philadelphia, saying that decentralizing it will more efficiently raise money.

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