Tag: Photo Galleries

Photos of the week: Dec. 1-8

Here are photos from stories that happened last week. Scroll through to see if you’ve missed any. People gather around the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree during the lighting ceremony at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. The 80-foot Noble Fir was harvested from the Willamette National Forest in […]

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PHOTOS: Cirque du Soleil’s ice show ‘Crystal’ opens at Capital One Arena

WASHINGTON — Cirque du Soleil’s ice show “Crystal” is playing through Sunday, Dec. 9, at Capital One Arena in D.C. The show mixes figure skating, juggling, trapeze acrobatics and extreme skating to tell the story of Crystal, a young girl whose fall through the ice sweeps her into an imaginary world of wonders. Cirque du […]

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PHOTOS: Remembering George HW Bush at National Cathedral

WASHINGTON — Former President George H.W. Bush is being remembered Wednesday at an invitation-only state funeral to be held at the National Cathedral at 11 a.m. Among those who will be attending are President Donald Trump, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and his wife — Trump’s 2016 Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. […]

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Dining with the stars: What it takes to host, cook for ‘Honors’ celebs

WASHINGTON — With breathtaking views of Georgetown, the Potomac River and Theodore Roosevelt Island, The Kennedy Center’s River Terrace is a favorite gathering spot for preshow selfies and intermission musings. But on Sunday night, the overlook was a working kitchen. More than 100 cooks bustled about the tented terrace, pushing stainless steel carts past long […]

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Honoring George HW Bush at the Capitol: What you need to know

WASHINGTON — Thousands of people are expected to pay their respects to the late President George H.W. Bush as he lies in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, which opens to the public on Monday at 7:30 p.m. Here’s what you need to know if you are planning to visit the U.S. Capitol: The public […]

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PHOTOS: George HW Bush’s final journey to the Capitol

WASHINGTON — Memorial services were underway Monday to honor the late President George H.W. Bush, whose casket is set to depart Houston for a public viewing at the U.S. Capitol until Wednesday and a ceremony at the National Cathedral in D.C. Bush died at his Houston home Friday at age 94. His remains are scheduled […]

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‘Cool’ places to dine, drink this season

WASHINGTON — The holiday season is heating up, and to celebrate, many D.C. dining establishments are cooling down with winter-themed patios, pop-ups and more. Whether it’s alongside ice sculptures or inside igloos, here are a few ways you can chill out and drink in the holiday season: Bourbon on Ice at The Four Seasons  The […]

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PHOTOS: National Christmas Tree lighting 2018

WASHINGTON — The sights and sounds of the season made their grand appearance Wednesday evening with the lighting of the National Christmas Tree near the White House. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were joined by entertainers and a festive crowd on the Ellipse at President’s Park. Here’s a gallery of photos from the […]

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Photos of the week: Nov. 17-24

Here are photos from stories that happened last week. Scroll through to see if you’ve missed any. Many shoppers who wished to avoid Black Friday shopping made their way to the Holiday Market — open from now until Dec. 23 — as a more relaxed alternative. (WTOP/Michelle Murillo) The Associated Press contributed to this report. […]

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PHOTOS: Historic Capitol Hill church becomes multimillion-dollar condos

WASHINGTON — A historic landmark church in Capitol Hill’s Stanton Park has been converted into six multistory luxury condos, all with unique original details, called The Bell Tower at Stanton Park.  The church at 609 Maryland Avenue, N.E. built in 1891 and 1892, was originally the Eastern Presbyterian Church. It was designed by renowned architect […]

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WTOP’s Junior Reporter Contest winners bring talents to the newsroom

WASHINGTON — Three very special guests shared their broadcasting talents at the Glass-Enclosed Nerve Center on Monday. The winners of WTOP’s 2018 Junior Reporter Contest arrived at the Northwest D.C. newsroom, ready to learn about radio and to share their own stories. They were introduced to the WTOP Traffic Center with traffic reporter Bob Marbourg, […]

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PHOTOS: ‘Diplomacy X Design’ brings together fashion and world issues

WASHINGTON — Diplomacy and design were on display Friday night during a fashion show at the National Museum of Women in the Arts that brought together fashion experts, diplomatic leaders and policy influencers. Put on by the Meridian International Center, the “Diplomacy X Design” event was the first fashion show at the museum featuring an […]

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Photos of the week: Nov. 10-17

Here are photos from stories that happened last week. Scroll through to see if you’ve missed any. Makiyah Wilson‘s mother, Donetta, said she was glad to hear Judge Craig Iscoe order the three men charged in her killing held without bond. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty) The Associated Press contributed to this report. Like WTOP on Facebook and […]

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DC’s painted doors depict growing demand for more affordable housing

WASHINGTON — For the last three years, artist Tim Davis has been transforming drawers, cabinets and other three-dimensional found objects into works of art to tell stories of immigration, mass incarceration and life in America. So when the opportunity came knocking to illustrate another social justice issue on a 7-foot door, Davis didn’t hesitate. In […]

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What Amazon’s HQ2 decision will mean for the area’s real estate market

WASHINGTON — Amazon’s selection of northern Virginia as the future home of half of its second headquarters is expected to have a dramatic impact on the area’s housing market as the company brings thousands of employees to the region. Cities across the country were originally competing for 50,000 jobs that were projected to come along […]

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PHOTOS: Meet the dogs and cats of the DC mayor’s office

Sheila Reid — director of the Mayor’s Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Affairs — hangs out with Millie, who was up for adoption at the Humane Rescue Alliance, and has since been adopted. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance) WASHINGTON — Contrary to popular belief, D.C. does not actually stand for “District of Cuties.” But […]

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Photos of the week: Nov. 3-10

Here are photos from stories that happened last week. Scroll through to see if you’ve missed any. The National Museum of Natural History‘s new “Sea Monsters Unearthed: Life in Angola’s Ancient Seas” exhibit, opening Friday, introduces visitors to never-before-seen fossils of ferocious predators that populated the seas of the South Atlantic millions of years ago, during […]

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Where to take the family while they visit DC

WASHINGTON — The next time you have visitors in town, try these not-so-typical destinations, and show your family another side of D.C. Tour the National Cathedral The National Cathedral is a great destination for those interested in learning more about art and history (the Cathedral offers several different tours, including one that ends with a […]

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Real monsters: Smithsonian exhibit showcases ancient ocean terrors

WASHINGTON — Some of these beasts could give H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu a run for his money. The National Museum of Natural History‘s new “Sea Monsters Unearthed: Life in Angola’s Ancient Seas” exhibit, opening Friday, introduces visitors to never-before-seen fossils of ferocious predators that populated the seas of the South Atlantic millions of years ago, during […]

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‘It’s Academic’ begins 58th year

WASHINGTON — A D.C. area Saturday morning tradition continues it’s 58th year. “It’s Academic” has been challenging the smarts of local high school students since 1961. It was hailed the longest running TV quiz show by Guinness World Records in 2003, and has had former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer […]

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Photos of the week: Oct. 6-13

Here are photos from stories that happened last week. Scroll through to see if you’ve missed any. The Associated Press contributed to this gallery. Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others. © 2018 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users […]

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16 years after start of DC sniper spree, future of Lee Boyd Malvo remains unclear

WASHINGTON — The Beltway snipers shooting began 16 years ago in Montgomery County, Maryland, and didn’t stop until three weeks later, when John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo were arrested. Early evening, on Oct. 2, 2002, James Martin was shot and killed in the parking lot of a Shoppers Food Warehouse, in Wheaton. Malvo […]

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