2012: The Year in Washington, D.C. (83 images)

UPI's top photos from the nation's capital including the return of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the Affordable Healthcare Act battle.
Updated: Dec. 20, 2012 at 11:01 AM
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US Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) arrives as members of Congress applaud before US President Barack Obama's State of the Union address in front of a joint session of Congress on January 24, 2012 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. UPI/Saul Loeb/Pool
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