Washington, D.C.

A view of the United State Capitol from Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Craig Brown, Thermochemical Manager from Weyerhaeuser, gives a presentation at the RFS Workshop about the formation of Catchlight Energy, how the industry has changed and the technology outlook. Catchlight Energy is the joint venture of Chevron and Weyerhaeuser that commercializes the large-scale production of liquid transportation fuels from sustainable forest resources.

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During a question and answer session, Thomas Binion, a legislative assistant for Representative Steve King, asks questions to POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels’ Joost Dubois about its new ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa and the state of investment.

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Pedestrians near Dupoint Circle walk past the newly popular, east coast burger chain, Shake Shack. There are currently only 14 Shake Shack restaurants and seven are located in New York City where it originated.

Available for purchase at The National Archives Store, this Revolutionary War chess set is styled after American Colonies’ Continental Army and Britian’s Royal Troop. George Washington and Lord Cornwallis are included.

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Queen Anne Style row houses are the cities signature residential architecture style and are pleasant reminders of the areas history, just like these located on Biltmore Street in the neighborhood of Adams Morgan. This picture was taken directly across the street from Peter’s apartment.

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The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world by number of books and shelf space, and its reading room is only accessible to the members of Congress and their staff. In 1814, the British troops set fire to the capitol building and destroyed along with it the entire original library. Former President Thomas Jefferson offered his 50 year accumulated personal collection to the library, however, there was hesitation to accept the collection of over 6,000 books because they included such a wide range of topics. Despite its variety, a year later Congress purchased the entire Jefferson collection with a new, non-discrimitory library practice.


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