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The city of Washington, the capital of the United States of America is  located in the District of Columbia (DC for short)

Many people consider  Washington DC to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is filled  with many parks, wide streets and impressive buildings. In the center of the  city, in Capitol Park, visitors' eyes focus on the Capitol, where Congress  meets to make laws. Many visitors come to Washington DC to see the White  House. It is the greatest attraction for many of them.

The White House, the  official residence of the President, is situated at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,  N.W. The largest room in this building of over the hundreds room is the East  Room, scene of many state receptions, balls and musicals. Other famous  rooms are: the Green Room, the Blue Room, the Red Room, which are used  for afternoon teas and for receptions held before state dinners. The Blue  Room, the most formal of these "colors" room is an oval-shaped room  connecting the Green and the Red Rooms. On the second floor, the floor with  the family quarters and quests rooms, is the Lincoln Room, which one served  as an office for president Lincoln but today serves as an honor guest room. In  this room Lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation of 1863.

Other landmarks in Washington DC include memorials to three  Presidents: The Washington Memorial, The Lincoln Memorial and The  Jefferson Memorial; The Library of Congress, The National Gallery of Art, The  John F. Kennedy center for the Performing Arts.

The Capitol is in the very center of Washington. It is located on the Capitol Hill, the highest point in the  city. The Capitol is the highest building in Washington. There is a law in  Washington not to build buildings higher than the Capitol. The corner stone of  the Capitol was laid by George Washington on Sep 18th, 1793. The Capitol  is the seat of the government of the United States of America.

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