2011 Washington Photos of the Year (91 images)

It was a busy year around Washington, D.C., with the presidential election heating up, budgetary talks threatening to shut down the government, accusations and insults hurled in all directions and every now and then, something that didn't revolve around politics.
Updated: Dec. 13, 2011 at 4:14 PM
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Bikers salute USMC SSgt. Tim Chambers who stands in the middle of the street as motorcycles roar past during the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally XXIV, on Memorial Day weekend, May 29, 2011, in Washington,D.C. Hundreds of thousands of bikers annually converge on Washington for the rally to remember America's military veterans, POWs and MIAs. UPI/Mike Theiler
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