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Inauguration merchandise is seen near the White House in Washington, DC. Authorities expect tens of thousands of supporters and protesters to descend on Washington for Friday’s Inauguration ceremony. Photo Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty
Child guests of a U.S. House member take their seats in the House chamber for the ceremonial first day of the new session of Congress in Washington, U.S. Photo Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama cuddle together as they participate in the National Christmas Tree lighting in Washington.
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U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with President-elect Donald Trump following a meeting in the Oval Office in Washington, DC. Trump is scheduled to meet with members of the Republican leadership in Congress later today on Capitol Hill. Win McNamee/Getty
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President Barack Obama waves as he walks down the White House Colonnade from the main residence to the Oval Office in Washington. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
US President Barack Obama waves as he departs the White House in Washington DC en route to Miami, Florida. Photo Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty
U.S. President Barack Obama and Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi stand for the playing of the anthems during an official arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S. Photo Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
The Washington Monument provides a backdrop as Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi is guided by U.S. National Park Service Ranger Heath Mitchell on a visit to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington
State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar arrives at the White House in Washington for a meeting with US President Barack Obama
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US First Lady Michelle Obama touches the nose of US President Barack Obama before he welcomes Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the White House in Washington, DC
A spotlight catches the top of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton‘s head, as she enters to address the National Education Association’s 95th Representative Assembly in Washington D.C.
Cherry blossoms are in bloom along the Tidal Basin in Washington D.C.
Nuns speak to each other before Zubik v. Burwell, an appeal brought by Christian groups demanding full exemption from the requirement to provide insurance covering contraception under the Affordable Care Act, is heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington
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President Barack Obama meets with members of his economic team in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Obama spoke about U.S. employers adding 242,000 workers in February, driving another solid month for the resilient American job market
Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals LLC, arrives before a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing on “Developments in the Prescription Drug Market Oversight” at Capitol Hill in Washington
People against the California Teachers Union rally in front of the US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC. The high court is hearing arguments in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case. The case will decide whether California and twenty two other states can make public-employees, such as public school teacher Rebecca Friedrichs, to pay union agency fees.
Members of social dance club, Rueda de la Calle DC, perform Cuban salsa dances on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday. The group, which throws dance parties in Washington, chose the White House as their venue Thursday because famed Cuban musical group Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club was performing inside at a reception for the 25th anniversary of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.
U.S. President Barack Obama stands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during an arrival ceremony at the White House in Washington
Pope Francis arrives to address a joint meeting of Congress in Washington, DC. Pope Francis on Thursday urged the US Congress to help those fleeing war and poverty, and work to combat climate change, in a historic address to lawmakers
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Pope Francis watch onstage as the “Old Guard” fife and drum corps marches past during an official welcome ceremony on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington