Topic: Washington D.C.

The U.S. Capitol at sunrise in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 1, 2013, the first day of a federal government shutdown since 1996.
Photo of the Day

Sunrise on the Shutdown

In TIME’s photo of the day, sunrise on the first day of the government shutdown in Washington, D.C.

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Monument to late Pope John Paul II is winched into position behind an amusement park in Czestochowa
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: April 5 – April 12

From Margaret Thatcher’s death and a 24 hour vigil for victims of gun violence to elections in Venezuela and the world’s biggest Pope statue, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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This is Jacques Lowe’s first portrait of John F. Kennedy, made during one of Kennedy’s rare days off from his 1958 Senate re-election campaign. To restore this image for the Newseum’s “Creating Camelot” exhibit, the image was cleaned, the tone adjusted and the yellow mark removed.
Out There

When an Archive is Lost: Jacques Lowe’s Rare (And Recently Restored) Look at JFK’s Camelot

Presidential photographers are afforded access to their subjects that most journalists only dream of. But what happens when their original negatives are destroyed?

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Housing adjacent to U.S. Steel plant, Birmingham, Alabama, 1972.
Out There

Bellbottoms, Smog and Afros: Documerica Searches for the Seventies

A new exhibition at the National Archives looks into the Documerica Photo Project, an initiative spearheaded by the EPA in the 1970s to capture ordinary Americans in the midst of a transitory era.

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Leonard Freed—Magnum
Out There

This is the Day: The 1963 March on Washington

To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington this August, TIME presents a new book by the J. Paul Getty Museum featuring photographs of the historic rally by Magnum photographer Leonard Freed. LightBox asked Julian Bond, chairman emeritus of the NAACP, to share his memories of the march.

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Chris Christie
Photo Essay

TIME’s Class of 2016: The Political Leaders to Watch

As Barack Obama and Mitt Romney fought for the presidency this fall, TIME contract photographer Marco Grob was crisscrossing the country to meet the men and women who may be doing the same four years from now.

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Lightbox April 16, 2012
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: April 13 – April 20

From centennial celebrations of the birth of Kim Il-Sung in North Korea and attacks in Afghanistan to the moving of the space shuttle Discovery and Nepalese New Year, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Tim Davis for TIME
Photo Essay

The Desks of Washington D.C.

For Election Day 2011, TIME comissioned photographer Tim Davis to peek inside the offices of some of the Beltway’s most powerful people.

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