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DC's Most Beautiful Photos of 2016

Published On 01/05/2017 Published On 01/05/2017

From its monuments under the moonlight to watching the sunrise by the river, we can often take for granted just how beautiful and special our nationโ€™s capital can be. And sure, 2016 was full of its ups and downs -- especially for our town -- and who knows what the future holds. So before we try as hard as possible to forget this past year, here are a few reminders of just how breathtaking DC can be.

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Anacostia River at Dawn from Capitol Hill.

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The ferris wheel at National Harbor.

Boulder Bridge at Rock Creek Park.  

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The US Capitol peaking out.

National Harbor at sunset.

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Icebergs at the National Building Museum.

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Popping wheelies in Chinatown.

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The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.

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Janet Echelman art at the Renwick Gallery.

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A sunny day in Georgetown.

The Lincoln Memorial in the morning.

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National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Fourth of July popping off.

US Capitol in Lego form at the Capitol Reflecting Pool.

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On the steps of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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View from Iwo Jima War Memorial.

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Cherry blossoms at Jefferson Memorial.

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US National Arboretum at sunrise.

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A bridge to Theodore Roosevelt Island.

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Congressional Cemetery at sunrise.

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Aerial overhead of DMV by night.

Lily pads at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens.

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DC traffic time-lapse.

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Georgetown Waterfront all dressed up for the holidays.

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The White House after the snow.

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Layla Bonnot is an education policy advocate by day and self-described foodie and explorer of cities by night. When she's not out you can find her cuddling her puppy and binge watching bad TV. Follow her adventures @laylabonnot.

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