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washingtonpost Get used to a new view: Scaffolding will be crawling up the Capitol's dome over the next few weeks. 9min

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washingtonpost D.C.'s cherry blossoms have reached peak bloom. Tag your cherry blossom photos with #DCblooms and we might feature the pics on http://wapo.st/dcblooms. To share photos that you've already posted on Instagram, just add the hashtag #DCblooms as a comment on your own photo.

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washingtonpost "I've seen heaven over Austin, Texas, but I think it moves around." Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu (@jaheezus). #AustinTX #clouds #sky 1w

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washingtonpost The Peeps diorama contest is back. What will your Peeps do? To enter visit http://wapo.st/peeps . Show off your submission using #PeepsShow2014 1mon

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washingtonpost D.C. knows how to spend a snow day. 1mon

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washingtonpost American Maddie Bowman won gold in the women's ski halfpipe on Thursday -- and her grandmother was there. Photo by @RickMaese. #Sochi #SochiOlympics #Olympics #goldmedal 2mon

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washingtonpost This is what Facebook used to look like. This video captures all the changes that designers made since the social network began 10 years ago today. 2mon

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washingtonpost Remember that snowy owl that visited D.C. this week? It decided to hangout outside our newsroom today. Friday made. 3mon

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washingtonpost A rare snowy owl is hanging out in downtown D.C. -- right next to a CVS. http://wapo.st/snowyowl 3mon

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washingtonpost And the nominees (for best picture) are... 3mon
  •   laurentyeung none of them is getting close to Breaking Bad,House of cards,Game of thrones,or American horror story,or even The good wife.They only have scenes.In the past 4 years,u just can witness a slow downside line in motion picture industry.With Netflix,facebook and other time-consuming app,U wont be willing to go to theater and wasting ur time for some 3 hour boring movie that u cant even relate to. 3mon
  •   laurentyeung Oscar is so boring for me.The celebrity are fabulous and gorgeous,but except for the documentaries,I dont see the point to watch it,I prefer to Emmys,at least I did watch the shows. 3mon
  •   yazanai hunger games! 3mon
  •   gustavosanbe Go Gravity !!! 3mon
  •   jhz404 Gravity 3mon
  •   abuelo_shaw And the winner is ... Gravity 3mon
  •   gatsby_fanatic Gravity is nowhere near Oscar quality. 3mon
  •   jesuisloulou Agree! Gravity so 'nothing'! Dialogue so cheezy!! 3mon

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washingtonpost ICYMI: Cheeky D.C. Metro riders celebrated "No Pants" day on Sunday and rode the Metro system without their pants. 3mon

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washingtonpost If the polar vortex is on your doorstep, take a photo and tag it with #coldsnaps -- or add the tag to a photo you already took today. We're collecting photos to show varying degrees of cold temeperatures around the U.S. If you use the tag, we might add your photo to our site: http://wapo.st/cold-snaps. Photo by @sjh05. 3mon

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washingtonpost Bao Bao, the National Zoo's panda cub, made an appearance today. And she took a tumble. 3mon

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washingtonpost If you're this drunk or impaired, don't drive -- or ride the Metro. 4mon

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washingtonpost What was your best Instagram of the year? Go to your account and tag it with #2013Highlight. We may add your image to our site. This was our best upload. Lots of tries, but only one guy put it through the hoop. 4mon

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washingtonpost A footprint in the slush. Photo by Post photographer @MSWontheroad. 4mon

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washingtonpost Melting snowflakes on a windshield on Sunday afternoon, Washington, DC. Post video by @Sonya Doctorian 4mon

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washingtonpost Civil rights icon and former South African president Nelson Mandela has died. He was 95. To a world roiled by war, poverty and opression, Mr. Mandela became its conscience, fighting to overcome some of its most vexing problems. 4mon
  •   ekovals @speaks68 ignorant of world culture and one of the most influential humanitarians in modern history I see? 4mon
  •   tal_instgram11 RIP 4mon
  •   holdwell Always leaders of humanity remain in the free hearts even if they passed away if we forget imam Hussain peace be upon him we might forget Mandela ..May god rest his soul in peace .. 4mon
  •   vivsarkis RIP 4mon
  •   aljawad One of the greatest personalities I was fortunate enough to share my existence with him during the brief time I'm entitled to in our universe. Rest in Peace, great warrior of peace and justice 4mon
  •   strawberries481 ... 4mon
  •   jimjimsung Someone actually dares to say, “Who cares?”!! 4mon
  •   73rdvirgoking Happy New Year's! One request,can you show the portrait of MLK that Jimmy Carter had painted 4mon

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washingtonpost Happy hump day! A camel visited the Capitol Tuesday as part of an annual Nativity procession sponsored by the evangelical nonprofit group Faith and Action in the Nation's Capital. Actors dressed as Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus were also part of the procession. Photo by Bill O'Leary (@olearypix). 4mon

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washingtonpost Washington Capitals center Brooks Laich battles for the puck against the Ottawa Senators. Photo by Jonathan Newton. 5mon

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