The United States Capital sits atop Capitol Hill in Washington, District of Columbia.
It is the meeting place of the United States Congress.
Parking lot complete with black SUVs.
The United States Capital at night.
Inside The United States Capital
The Library of Congress has 532 miles of bookshelves located in three buildings.
The Supreme Court, the highest judicial body in the United States, convenes here.
View from the Capital
The National Archives house the Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence.
The J. Edgar Hoover Building is the headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The National Museum of the American Indian officially opened on September 21, 2004.
The FBI building is named for former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover.
The federal government accounts for about 27 percent of the jobs in Washington DC.
The Environmental Protection Agency is charged with protecting human health and the environment.
The U.S. Treasury was established in 1789 to manage government revenue.
The White House is the home of the President of the United States.
The Washington Monument is an obelisk near the west end of the National Mall.
It was built to commemorate the first U.S. president, General George Washington.
The National WWII Memorial honors Americans who served in the armed forces and as civilians.
The Lincoln Memorial honors the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.
The architect was Henry Bacon, the sculptor of the main statue was Daniel Chester French.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial lists American men and women who died in the Vietnam War.
The National Archives holds and preserve the records of the United States of America.
The Smithsonian Castle houses the institution's administrative offices and information center.
The Smithsonian Institute's National Air and Space Museum.
It holds the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world.
Almost all space and aircraft on display are originals or backups to the originals.
The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense.
Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia is a military cemetery.
The Arlington Memorial Amphitheater hosts Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies.
In an area of 624 acres (2.53 km2), military casualties from the nation's wars are buried.
Washington National Cathedral is the sixth largest cathedral in the world
The state funerals for four American Presidents were held here.
Its neo-gothic design shows influences from various architectural styles of the Middle Ages.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, is the city's premier performance venue.
Annually it hosts approximately 2,000 performances for audiences totaling nearly two million.
This giant bust of John F. Kennedy by sculptor Robert Berks is in the Grand Foyer.
A landmark 1970s political scandal resulted from a break-in at the Watergate office complex.