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.

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 | License Photo
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