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Alan Gross, an American imprisoned in Cuba for five years, arrives at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. The US and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties that Washington severed more than 50 years ago, and President Barack Obama called for an end to the long economic embargo against its old enemy.
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A performer greets arrivals to the 41st Annual Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Centre in National Harbor, Maryland, USA
US President Barack Obama greets supporters, local politicians and store employees after delivering remarks at Costco in Lanham, Maryland on Wednesday. Repeating some of the same policy proposals from his State of the Union speech the night before, Mr Obama is beginning a two-day, four-state tour to promote immigration reform and an increase in minimum wage.
President Barack Obama delivers a speech at M. Luis Construction, a local small business in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington. Mr Obama travelled to the company to highlight the impact that a US government shutdown and default would have on the economy. The shutdown entered its third day on Thursday with little sign of compromise between Republicans and Democrats.
US President Barack Obama greets supporters after delivering remarks on the Affordable Care Act, also known as ‘Obamacare’, at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland. As a possible government shutdown looms ahead, the Obama administration has blamed Congressional Republicans for attaching language to a government funding bill that would defund Obamacare.
Posters and supplies sit ready for more protesters with the Bradley Manning support network during a vigil outside Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. Manning was convicted of wrongfully causing intelligence to be published on the internet, but found not guilty of aiding the enemy, for sending hundreds of thousands of classified Iraq and Afghanistan war logs as well as diplomatic cables to the website WikiLeaks during his service in 2009 and 2010 as an intelligence analyst in Baghdad. He has been sentenced to 35 years in prison
Army Private First Class Bradley Manning arrives at a US military court facility to hear his sentence in his trial at Fort Meade, Maryland, on Wednesday. Manning was sentenced for 35 years for his part in the WikiLeaks affair
US President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base on Thursday in Maryland. Obama is traveling to Florida to speak about the economy.
Graduates of the US Naval Academy celebrate during the Naval Academy graduation ceremony at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Friday in Annapolis, Maryland. US President Barack Obama delivered the commencement address.
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama adjusts his University of Maryland visor while attending the Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland on Tuesday.