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Image description: Capitol Hill on a cold morning in March.
Photo from the Architect of the Capitol.

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Photo from the Architect of the Capitol.

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From the Department of Interior:

Wild ice views of Telaquana Lake in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve from an overflight this past Monday. Photo: National Park Service

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From the Department of Interior:

Wild ice views of Telaquana Lake in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve from an overflight this past Monday. 

Photo: National Park Service

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From the Department of Interior:

A geomagnetic storm earlier this week caused an explosion of color as the northern lights danced across the starry sky over Denali National Park. Photo by Daniel A. Leifheit

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From the Department of Interior:

A geomagnetic storm earlier this week caused an explosion of color as the northern lights danced across the starry sky over Denali National Park.

Photo by Daniel A. Leifheit

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The Department of Interior frequently shares beautiful images of our nation’s public lands. Check out the 14 best photos Interior shared in 2013 as ranked by ABC News.
From the Department of Interior:

One more best of 2013 before we hit the new year!abcnews:

The 14 best photos shared by U.S. Department of the Interior in 2013 - PHOTOS: http://abcn.ws/1fZ9a6w
The caretakers of some of the world’s most majestic places and America’s most hallowed grounds, the U.S. Dept. of the Interior is also responsible for making those places as accessible to people as possible.
In the digital age, social media has become a strategically powerful tool to share images of these places with those who are usually far away, but want to remain connected to the places they love, according to Interior Director of Digital Strategy Tim Fullerton.
“We’ve found that our most powerful asset in promoting America’s public lands through social media is the use of breathtaking imagery,” Fullerton said. “Photos of America’s National Parks, Wildlife Refuges and other public lands are perfect sharing material for social media.”
Fullerton says people connect with the photos shared by @Interior – “whether they are reminded of a previous visit or are simply blown away by their sheer beauty, our photos are shared more than any other content we post.”
The strategy has triggered a 175 percent, or 80,000+, follower increase for @Interior in 2013 alone. Fullerton also credits the account with helping the Interior’s website grow to 4 million unique visitors – up 1.3 million from 2012.
“We’ve listened to the public.”
—@MicahGrimes

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The Department of Interior frequently shares beautiful images of our nation’s public lands. Check out the 14 best photos Interior shared in 2013 as ranked by ABC News.

From the Department of Interior:

One more best of 2013 before we hit the new year!

abcnews
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The 14 best photos shared by U.S. Department of the Interior in 2013 - PHOTOS: http://abcn.ws/1fZ9a6w

The caretakers of some of the world’s most majestic places and America’s most hallowed grounds, the U.S. Dept. of the Interior is also responsible for making those places as accessible to people as possible.

In the digital age, social media has become a strategically powerful tool to share images of these places with those who are usually far away, but want to remain connected to the places they love, according to Interior Director of Digital Strategy Tim Fullerton.

“We’ve found that our most powerful asset in promoting America’s public lands through social media is the use of breathtaking imagery,” Fullerton said. “Photos of America’s National Parks, Wildlife Refuges and other public lands are perfect sharing material for social media.”

Fullerton says people connect with the photos shared by @Interior – “whether they are reminded of a previous visit or are simply blown away by their sheer beauty, our photos are shared more than any other content we post.”

The strategy has triggered a 175 percent, or 80,000+, follower increase for @Interior in 2013 alone. Fullerton also credits the account with helping the Interior’s website grow to 4 million unique visitors – up 1.3 million from 2012.

“We’ve listened to the public.”

@MicahGrimes

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From the National Archives:

What is it like to photograph the most powerful person in the world? Four Presidential photographers share their stories on Wednesday, October 30, at 7 p.m.
Join us in person or watch on our Ustream channel.
A panel moderated by Dee Dee Myers, who served as White House Press Secretary during President Clinton’s first term, includes veteran Presidential photographers David Hume Kennerly (Gerald Ford), David Valdez (George H.W. Bush), Sharon Farmer (Bill Clinton), and Eric Draper (George W. Bush).
The panel will discuss their photographs and their personal recollections of photographing the Presidents.
Presented in partnership with the White House Historical Association and the White House Correspondents’ Association.
This program is generously supported by the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, Inc.

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From the National Archives:

What is it like to photograph the most powerful person in the world? Four Presidential photographers share their stories on Wednesday, October 30, at 7 p.m.

Join us in person or watch on our Ustream channel.

A panel moderated by Dee Dee Myers, who served as White House Press Secretary during President Clinton’s first term, includes veteran Presidential photographers David Hume Kennerly (Gerald Ford), David Valdez (George H.W. Bush), Sharon Farmer (Bill Clinton), and Eric Draper (George W. Bush).

The panel will discuss their photographs and their personal recollections of photographing the Presidents.

Presented in partnership with the White House Historical Association and the White House Correspondents’ Association.

This program is generously supported by the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, Inc.