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Washington DC is a beautiful place with a lot of beautiful people in its community. Our mission is to give parents, teachers, researchers, and visitors some ideas what to see in our nation's capital and surrounding area. There are over 12,000 photographs in our collection for you to explore.

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Autumn Foliage at National Arboretum

The National Arboretum is a magical place in the Fall season. Starting in late October the mixture of burgundy and gold is quite intense is intentional. A large variety of Native and exotic plant and tree species are studied here.

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Fall in Washington DC

Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy the District's outdoor treasures and catch a glimpse of natures splendor seen by our Nation's Founding Fathers. George Washington and Pierre L'Enfant masterful design strategy provides breathtaking open public landscape painted with a mosaic of warm toned shades of orange and gold to purple and scarlet. Autumn's crisp chill and diminishing length of daylight induce trees to shed their green leaves. Temperature, sunlight, and soil moisture greatly influence the quality of the fall foliage display. Before leaves fall in the autumn they pass key nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorous, back into the main body of the tree or plant. Species with brighter autumn leaves appear to retain more nutrients than duller-coloured ones. Two pigments play a vital role in this process: Anthocyanins and...

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Autumn Market Fair

Looking for an event that is both educational and fun for the whole family? You are heartily invited to visit historic Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run. Many talented artisians from around the area demonstrate their skills and have hand crafted goods for sale. All the volunteers you will see are in 18th-century attire. The proceeds for the event benifit the many educational programs held at Claude Moore Colonial farm. The two day fair is open to the public from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm.

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Salem Witch Trials

Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, was the home of a Puritan community with a strict moral code. Many residents believed in and feared witchcraft. Consequently, when two young girls fell into trances and had seizures that doctors could not explain, many people in the town said witchcraft was to blame. On March 1, 1692, authorities charged three women, Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, and a Native American slave woman named Tituba, with practicing witchcraft. Tituba confessed under pressure from court officials, and her confession ignited a hunt for witches that left 19 men and women hanged, one man pressed to death, and over 150 more people in prison awaiting a trial.

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Appalachian Ghosts

After numerous reports of poltergeist activity, DCpages halloween staff investigated Cave Cemetary in Virginia's Shennandoah National Park.
Mostly members of the Cave Family are buried in this cemetary. Dates on the tombstones indicate range from the mid 1800's to present. The evening we chose to visit the haunted cemetary was enveloped in a heavy fog. The diffused light hampered our vision and played tricks with our eyes and cameras. As you too will see when you enter the gallery.

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Ocean City Maryland

With more than ten miles of broad Atlantic beach, vacationing in Ocean City, Maryland has endless diversions that appeal to all: sand, waves, people watching, snoozing, beach combing, and more! Most people hang out at the beach during the day and stroll along the boardwalk during the evening. All along Ocean City's real wood plank boardwalk you will find plenty souvenir, beach, and sundry shops. Also, there are rides, arcades, games of chance, and food of all kinds. The fishing in Ocean City is great year around! Ocean City has some spectacular festivals throughout the summer, including an explosion of fireworks and activities for the Fourth of July and the ever-popular Sunfest to close out the summer. Ocean City is truly a getaway geared towards the whole family.

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40th Annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival

The Smithsonian's Folklife Festival kicks off on the National Mall Friday for its 40th year.

This year's evening concert series is titled "Been in the Storm So Long," and features African American musical traditions from the region devastated last year by Hurricane Katrina.

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A Capitol Fourth

Washington DC is a spectacular place to celebrate July 4th! Independence Day celebrations in the nation's capital start with a morning parade along Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th Street, NW Washington, DC. The Parade includes bands, military and specialty units, floats, and VIP's. In the evening, enjoy one of America's largest fireworks displays over the reflecting pool on the National Mall while listening to a PBS Concert of the National Symphony Orchestra.

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2009 Fourth of July Fireworks - Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland

This year instead of the fireworks being set off at Richard Montgomery high school in downtown Rockville, Maryland, they were located at Montgomery (County, Maryland) College's (MC as it’s known to the locals; aka “The Harvard on the Pike.” For the 2009 Fourth of July Celebration, the entertainment lineup was the band Redline at 7 p.m. on the campus stage, the Fugitive Brass Quintet at 7 p.m., and the Rockville Concert Band at 8 p.m. Both the Fugitive Brass Quintet and the Rockville Concert Band will be performing at the football stadium stage. At 8:45 p.m. Mayor Hoffmann and the City Council welcome the crowd and kick-off Rockville's Census 2010 outreach efforts.

The exact number of people who attended is unknown, but this years’ fireworks drew a crowd at least twice as large as previous years, mostly due to the better...

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Washington DC Fireworks

An estimated half a million people overcame the elements and gathered in Washington D.C. to celebrate the 230th anniversary of America's independence. Pyro Shows, Incorporated of LaFollete, Tenn. was contracted by the National Park service to launch 33 tons of fireworks above the Washington Monument. The 20 minute show went on without a hitch. Spectators were dazzled by a myriad of spectacular fireworks effects that painted the sky, red, white, and blue. Cheers and applauses went on long after the show.

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