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Nancy Pelosi: House speaker through the years(50 images)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced that she will not seek a leadership position for House Democrats when they lose power on January 3. Pelosi, who will keep her House seat representing San Francisco, has served in the House since 1987 and made history as the first female speaker in 2007. Here is a look back at her time as House sspeaker.

Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds up the speaker's gavel before being confirmed as the first woman House speaker in Washington on January 4, 2007. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Speaker of the House Pelosi is greeted by President George W. Bush as he arrives to deliver a State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on January 23, 2007. Photo by Larry Downing/Pool
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Pelosi delivers remarks to the Emily's List annual luncheon in Washington on March 6, 2007. Photo by Kamenko Pajic/UPI
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Pelosi speaks at the California Democratic Convention in San Diego on April 28, 2007. Photo by Earl S. Cryer/UPI
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