Confederate statues in Washington, D.C., drawing criticism (5 images)

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, have said they want Confederate monuments removed from the U.S. Capitol. Many are located within the building's Statuary Hall.
Updated: Aug. 17, 2017 at 2:08 PM
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A statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee stands in the United States Capitol on August 17, 2017 in Washington, D.C. A nationwide debate is underway concerning the removal of statues, monuments and historical markers that memorialize the Confederacy. Photo by Pete Marovich/UPI
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A statue of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy during the Civil War, stands in Statuary Hall. Mississippi gave the Davis statue to the Capitol in 1931. Photo by Pete Marovich/UPI
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A statue of Confederate vice president Alexander Stephens stands in Statuary Hall. Georgia donated the statue to the Capitol in 1927. Photo by Pete Marovich/UPI
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A statue of Joseph Wheeler, commander of cavalry for the Confederate Army of Tennessee during the Civil War, stands in Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol on August 17, 2017 in Washington, D.C.. Alabama gave the statue to the Capitol in 1925. Photo by Pete Marovich/UPI
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A statue of Confederate General Albert Pike stands in Judiciary Square. Pike's likeness is the only statue of a Confederate general outside of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Critics claim Pike helped start the Ku Klux Klan and the Washington, D.C. Council has considered moving the statue. Photo by Pete Marovich/UPI
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