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Fulbright Stories.
            DCpedia
People and Events “Shaping” the US Capital
         Astghik Shahkhatuni
Capital of the USA
Predecessors
•   Washington, District of Columbia; November 17 1800 - present
•   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 1774 - 1776,...
PLANNED CITY
Why and How?
• To provide its own maintenance and safety
• To make it a federal district distinct from
  other states
• To...
Non Perfect Square

•   Initially – 260 km2
•   Now – 177 km2
•   Land – 159 km2
•   Water – 18 km2
Who?




L’Enfant’s plan, Freedom Plaza   George Washington




  McMillan Plan, the Mall
Keeping Family Traditions
• The Washington family coat of
  arms in 14th century stained glass
  at Selby Abbey, England

...
Justice for All




 JUSTITIA OMNIBUS
Quadrants
Marking Territory




    Boundary Stones
Names, Nicknames and Other Callings
 •   City of Washington
 •   Federal City
 •   Washington City
 •   Washington
 •   Te...
Numbers
Numbers from 1 to 63 max
Half streets, for instance, 9 1/2
From A to Z
1st – alphabet letters
B (N) – Constitution Avenue
B (S) – Independence Avenue
No X, Y, Z
No J, since it was s...
State
Names
Address                9

                           9




                  NW       NE
          K

              K
    ...
Numbers and Trees
1. Second or 2nd (10,866)    11. Pine (6,170)
2. Third or 3rd (10,131)     12. Maple (6,103)
3. First or...
Heart of DC




Smithsonian Institution Museums
More Museums
Memorials
“Main Street”




 National Mall
Uses of National Mall
Most Crowded




                               July 4th
 Cherry blossoms




Georgetown on Halloween   Inauguration
Reflecting History
MEMORIALS TO
IMPORTANT EVENTS
Whatever it Takes




Arlington National Cemetery, VA
The Circle




                 Freedom Wall, 4 048 golden stars




National World War II Memorial
Sacrifice, Loyalty and Heroism




National Japanese American Memorial
  To Patriotism During World War II
The Wall




Vietnam Veterans Memorial
War and Peace




                        DC World War I Memorial

 Peace Monument
Civil War Memorial




                ...
Armed Forces




 US Navy Memorial, DC
Armed Forces




US Air Force Memorial, Arlington, VA
Armed Forces




Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, VA
Secrets and Tricks




  National Cryptological Museum, MD
Goddess of Democracy




 Victims of Communism Memorial, DC
9/11


Pentagon Memorial




                           Arlington Cemetery
You are my witnesses…




   Holocaust Memorial Museum
Grateful Armenians




    Motherland Memorial
MEMORIALS TO
TOP PRESIDENTS
1st Place   George Washington
                         1732 - 1799




                       1st US President
           ...
Why so Simple?
2nd   Place
                           Abraham Lincoln
                             1809 - 1865




Abraham Lincoln Memori...
2nd   Place
              Abraham Lincoln
                1809 - 1865




              16th US President
                ...
Unfortunate Place




            Ford Theatre
Becoming a God




                 Enthroned Washington,
Zeus Olympios   American History Museum,
                Smithso...
Becoming a God




“Apotheosis of Washington”, Fresco on US Capitol Dome
Becoming a God




  “Apotheosis” of Lincoln
3rd      Place                Franklin Roosevelt
                                 1882 - 1945




Franklin Roosevelt Memor...
4th Place                 Thomas Jefferson
                               1743 - 1826




Thomas Jefferson Memorial



   ...
5th Place                           Theodore Roosevelt
                                         1858 – 1919




 Theodore ...
1st Place Popular Vote                                         John Kennedy
                                              ...
2nd Place Popular Vote                                       Ronald Reagan
                                               ...
Meet with Presidents




National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, DC
             •   Presidents’ Hall
IN HONOR OF
FOUNDING FATHERS
See the History
                             •   Declaration of
                                 Independence
            ...
Father of the Country




    Mount Vernon, VA
George Washington’s Estate
                                First in War, Fi...
Freemason




George Washington Masonic National Memorial,
              Alexandria, VA
Read and Learn




     Library of Congress
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Building
Read and Learn




     Library of Congress
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Building
Father of Constitution              James Madison
                                      1751 - 1836




                  ...
Father of President                    John Adams
                                        1735 - 1826




                ...
Player                  Alexander Hamilton
                            1755 - 1804




US Treasury building
              ...
Inventor                 Benjamin Franklin
                              1706 - 1790




                                1...
Victim of a Legend             John Jay
                              1745 - 1829




                            1st US C...
Forgotten Founding Father
                          George Mason
                           1725 - 1792




             G...
MORE
APPRECIATED PEOPLE
Christopher Columbus
     Simply Founder                     1451 - 1506




                                   1st time l...
“Those Damn Lobbyists”       Ulysses Grant
                              1822 - 1886




                             18th...
Recycling                 Andrew Jackson
                            1767 - 1845




Andrew Jackson Memorial

            ...
International Help




Marquis de         Baron von           Comte de            Thaddeus
 Lafayette          Steuben    ...
“Competing” with G. Washington
  or when 4 is bigger than 5




            Pershing Park




                            ...
Scandal             Richard Nixon
                     1735 - 1826




                    37th US President
             ...
ADMINISTRATION
IMPORTANT BUILDINGS
Inside the Beltway
Where Famous Americans Lived




6 stories                  White House
5,100 m² floor space   147 windows     a jogging t...
Where Famous Americans Lived
White House, but Colorful Rooms
Countdown




            Capitol
Important Buildings




                                             Vice President’s Residence, USNO
   Eisenhower Execut...
Visible and Invisible Forces


                             Pentagon, Arlington, VA
                            1st larges...
Houses of Departments



Harry S. Truman Building
    Department of State                                   Robert F. Kenn...
Money, Money, Money




                                   Cost several cents

                                   7000 ton...
HIGHEST POINTS
“LIGHTHOUSES”
Unbeatable




169m




       Washington Monument
1 st    Place



100m




       Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
2 nd   Place




96 m




       Old Post Office Building
3 rd   Place




92 m




       National Cathedral
4 th   Place




88 m




          US Capitol Building
Tallest Statue

6m




         Statue of Freedom
Across the River




           Rosslyn, Arlington, Virginia
RESIDENTS
WASHINGTONIANS
People and Events
Art and Diversity




  Adams Morgan
Old and Young


                             Georgetown




Former Riggs Bank Building



                                ...
Guest Houses
Two Camps
Learning Houses



                               National War College
George Washington University                       ...
Religious Houses




 Islamic Center and Mosque
                                   St. Mary’s Armenian          St. Nichol...
Sport Houses



          Nationals Stadium
 Home of Washington Nationals, Baseball
                                      ...
Humor




Strike While the Irony's Hot!
Collaboration of Human and Nature




                       Meridian Hill Park
Dumbarton Oaks Park




 Rock Creek Park  ...
Beautiful Flowers




 Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Animal House




National Zoo, Smithsonian Institution
National River or National Disgrace,
          but Fun Anyway




              The Potomac River
More Water




Neptune Fountain, Library of Congress          Bartholdi Fountain




    Dupont Circle Fountain           ...
GETTING AROUND
Old Good Mules




     C&O Canal
    (Chesapeake and
      Ohio Canal)
To Drive or not to Drive
•   2nd worst traffic in the country
•   60 hours delay a year
•   Expensive and limited parking
...
Octopus
          5 metro lines
          86 stations
          1 000 000 trips
Discrimination in Metro
                     No food
                     No drinks
Being in Others’ Shoes




    Arlington Memorial Bridge
Stalking George Washington




  GW Memorial Parkway – Road to Adventure
Conclusion
• There is a lot to see and explore in DC
• Learn about US history by exploring DC
• Learn about people who fou...
TEST
QUESTIONS
What is Where?




Smithsonian Institution Museums
More Museums
Memorials
Who is the First President
      of the USA?




      Statue in Washington Circle, DC
These Memorials are Dedicated to…
These Memorials are Dedicated to…
These Memorials are Dedicated to…
These Memorials are Dedicated to…
These Memorials are Dedicated to…
Where Have You Seen This Pose?
                          TO THE BRAVE MEN
                            WHO PERISHED
       ...
What is the Tallest
 Structure in DC?
Who Lives in this House Now?




Who Else Lived in this House?
Who is this Man?




          Albert Einstein
In front of National Academy of Sciences, DC
Who are these People?
Who are these People?
Who are these People?
Who are these People?
Who are these People?
Who are these People?
Who are these People?
Can You Name America’s Favorites?



                          2nd place                6th place



1st place and 9th pla...
Find Similarities

                         ?


    ?




Hovhannes Ayvazovski     Jeanne of Arc
      Yerevan            ...
Find Differences




Washington, DC           Yerevan
What is the Name of
 “National River”?




       Potomac
Which of these are in DC?
                                                                  Barry Flanagan




           ...
Name these buildings
Name these buildings
Name these buildings
Name these buildings
In what State the US
  Capital is Located?
Can You Recognize DC at Night?
Who is the Most Popular
 Washingtonian Now?
What can you Recognize and
  Name in this Picture?
What can you Recognize Here?
Which Side is
   Better?




           Great Falls
Virginia                 Maryland
What is the most Expensive Animal?




       National Zoo, Smithsonian Institution
Snowmageddon




   Snow Mall
Snowmageddon




A Bench                   A Parking Lot




          Empty Shelves
Snowmangeddon
Flowering DC




Cherry Blossoms at Tidal Basin, DC, April 1, 2010
Flowering DC




Cherry Blossoms at Tidal Basin,
DC, April 1, 2010
Occupied by UFOs




          Kite Festival, National Mall,
               DC, March 27, 2010
What Metal is Used for the Top?




        1. Gold     3. Platinum
        2. Silver   4. Aluminum
Do You Know These Words?
      • Escalefter

      • Conseaterate

      • PlanBdextrous

      • Sumpnspicious

      • D...
What Connects these two Cities?
  Alexandria, VA      Gyumri
Home, Sweet Home




Annual Armenian Festival in Alexandria, VA, 2006-2010
Home, Sweet Home




Annual Armenian Festival in Alexandria, VA, 2006-2010
Who are the Greatest
American Presidents?




  Mount Rushmore, SD, not DC
Who is the Greatest
Audience in the World?
Who is the Best Tour Guide and
 Advertiser of DC and USA?
Thank You Very Much
• Wikipedia and all the people on Internet, who
  post stories and pictures about DC and USA
• My frie...
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  1. 1. Fulbright Stories. DCpedia People and Events “Shaping” the US Capital Astghik Shahkhatuni
  2. 2. Capital of the USA
  3. 3. Predecessors • Washington, District of Columbia; November 17 1800 - present • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 1774 - 1776, 1777, 1778 - 1783,1790 - 1800 • New York City, New York; 1785 - 1790 • Annapolis, Maryland: 1783 - 1784 • York, Pennsylvania: 1777 - 1778 • Princeton, New Jersey: four months in 1783 • Trenton, New Jersey; two months in 1784 • Baltimore, Maryland; two months in 1776 - 1777 • Lancaster, Pennsylvania; one day in 1777
  4. 4. PLANNED CITY
  5. 5. Why and How? • To provide its own maintenance and safety • To make it a federal district distinct from other states • To not exceed 10 miles square • To locate it in the South in order to keep Union and prevent civil war
  6. 6. Non Perfect Square • Initially – 260 km2 • Now – 177 km2 • Land – 159 km2 • Water – 18 km2
  7. 7. Who? L’Enfant’s plan, Freedom Plaza George Washington McMillan Plan, the Mall
  8. 8. Keeping Family Traditions • The Washington family coat of arms in 14th century stained glass at Selby Abbey, England • George Washington's family coat of arms inspired the design of. • Washington, D.C.'s flag
  9. 9. Justice for All JUSTITIA OMNIBUS
  10. 10. Quadrants
  11. 11. Marking Territory Boundary Stones
  12. 12. Names, Nicknames and Other Callings • City of Washington • Federal City • Washington City • Washington • Territory of Columbia • District of Columbia • Ten Miles Square • District • DC • Washington, DC
  13. 13. Numbers Numbers from 1 to 63 max Half streets, for instance, 9 1/2
  14. 14. From A to Z 1st – alphabet letters B (N) – Constitution Avenue B (S) – Independence Avenue No X, Y, Z No J, since it was similar to I 2nd – 2 syllables names of famous people 3rd – 3 syllables names of famous people 4th – names of plants
  15. 15. State Names
  16. 16. Address 9 9 NW NE K K SW SE
  17. 17. Numbers and Trees 1. Second or 2nd (10,866) 11. Pine (6,170) 2. Third or 3rd (10,131) 12. Maple (6,103) 3. First or 1st (9,898) 13. Cedar (5,644) 4. Fourth or 4th (9,190) 14. Eighth or 8th (5,524) 5. Park (8,926) 15. Elm (5,233) 6. Fifth or 5th (8,186) 16. View (5,202) 7. Main (7,644) 17. Washington (4,974) 8. Sixth or 6th (7,283) 18. Ninth or 9th (4,908) 9. Oak (6,946) 19. Lake (4,901) 10. Seventh or 7th (6,377) 20. Hill (4,877) Most Common Street Names in the US
  18. 18. Heart of DC Smithsonian Institution Museums More Museums Memorials
  19. 19. “Main Street” National Mall
  20. 20. Uses of National Mall
  21. 21. Most Crowded July 4th Cherry blossoms Georgetown on Halloween Inauguration
  22. 22. Reflecting History
  23. 23. MEMORIALS TO IMPORTANT EVENTS
  24. 24. Whatever it Takes Arlington National Cemetery, VA
  25. 25. The Circle Freedom Wall, 4 048 golden stars National World War II Memorial
  26. 26. Sacrifice, Loyalty and Heroism National Japanese American Memorial To Patriotism During World War II
  27. 27. The Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  28. 28. War and Peace DC World War I Memorial Peace Monument Civil War Memorial Korean War Memorial
  29. 29. Armed Forces US Navy Memorial, DC
  30. 30. Armed Forces US Air Force Memorial, Arlington, VA
  31. 31. Armed Forces Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, VA
  32. 32. Secrets and Tricks National Cryptological Museum, MD
  33. 33. Goddess of Democracy Victims of Communism Memorial, DC
  34. 34. 9/11 Pentagon Memorial Arlington Cemetery
  35. 35. You are my witnesses… Holocaust Memorial Museum
  36. 36. Grateful Armenians Motherland Memorial
  37. 37. MEMORIALS TO TOP PRESIDENTS
  38. 38. 1st Place George Washington 1732 - 1799 1st US President 1789 - 1797 Washington Monument
  39. 39. Why so Simple?
  40. 40. 2nd Place Abraham Lincoln 1809 - 1865 Abraham Lincoln Memorial 16th US President 1861 - 1865
  41. 41. 2nd Place Abraham Lincoln 1809 - 1865 16th US President 1861 - 1865
  42. 42. Unfortunate Place Ford Theatre
  43. 43. Becoming a God Enthroned Washington, Zeus Olympios American History Museum, Smithsonian Institution, DC
  44. 44. Becoming a God “Apotheosis of Washington”, Fresco on US Capitol Dome
  45. 45. Becoming a God “Apotheosis” of Lincoln
  46. 46. 3rd Place Franklin Roosevelt 1882 - 1945 Franklin Roosevelt Memorial 32nd US President 1933 - 1945 The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
  47. 47. 4th Place Thomas Jefferson 1743 - 1826 Thomas Jefferson Memorial 3rd US President 1801 - 1809
  48. 48. 5th Place Theodore Roosevelt 1858 – 1919 Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Speak softly and carry a big stick. 26th US President 1901 - 1909
  49. 49. 1st Place Popular Vote John Kennedy 1917 - 1963 John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame 35th US President 1961 - 1963 Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country. Common enemies of man: Tyranny, poverty, disease, and war itself J.F.K. Memorial Center for Performing Arts
  50. 50. 2nd Place Popular Vote Ronald Reagan 1911 - 2004 Ronald Reagan National Airport 40th US President 1981 - 1989 “Peace through strength” or “firm but fair” Naming Soviet Union as “Evil Empire” Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! Ronald Reagan Building 2st largest federal building in DC
  51. 51. Meet with Presidents National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, DC • Presidents’ Hall
  52. 52. IN HONOR OF FOUNDING FATHERS
  53. 53. See the History • Declaration of Independence • Constitution • Bill of Rights • Louisiana Purchase • Emancipation Proclamation • Copy of 1297 Magna Carta National Archives Building
  54. 54. Father of the Country Mount Vernon, VA George Washington’s Estate First in War, First in Peace, First in Hearts of his Countrymen
  55. 55. Freemason George Washington Masonic National Memorial, Alexandria, VA
  56. 56. Read and Learn Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Memorial Building
  57. 57. Read and Learn Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Memorial Building
  58. 58. Father of Constitution James Madison 1751 - 1836 4th US President Library of Congress 1809 - 1817 James Madison Memorial Building
  59. 59. Father of President John Adams 1735 - 1826 2nd US President Library of Congress 1797 – 1801 John Adams Building 1st US Vice-President 1789-1797 John Quincy Adams, 6th US President
  60. 60. Player Alexander Hamilton 1755 - 1804 US Treasury building 1st US Secretary of Treasury 1789 - 1795
  61. 61. Inventor Benjamin Franklin 1706 - 1790 1st US Postmaster General 1775 - 1776 Old Post Office building
  62. 62. Victim of a Legend John Jay 1745 - 1829 1st US Chief Justice 1789 - 1795 US Supreme Court No J street in DC But there is Jay Street
  63. 63. Forgotten Founding Father George Mason 1725 - 1792 George Mason Memorial
  64. 64. MORE APPRECIATED PEOPLE
  65. 65. Christopher Columbus Simply Founder 1451 - 1506 1st time landed in America 1492 Columbus Memorial Fountain Union Station TO THE MEMORY OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS WHOSE HIGH FAITH AND INDOMITABLE COURAGE GAVE TO MANKIND A NEW WORLD.
  66. 66. “Those Damn Lobbyists” Ulysses Grant 1822 - 1886 18th US President 1869 - 1877 Ulysses Grant Memorial
  67. 67. Recycling Andrew Jackson 1767 - 1845 Andrew Jackson Memorial 7th US President 1829 - 1837
  68. 68. International Help Marquis de Baron von Comte de Thaddeus Lafayette Steuben Rochambeau Kosciuszko French Prussian French Polish Statues to Heroes of American Revolutionary War at Lafayette Square
  69. 69. “Competing” with G. Washington or when 4 is bigger than 5 Pershing Park John Pershing US General of Armies
  70. 70. Scandal Richard Nixon 1735 - 1826 37th US President 1969 - 1974 36th US Vice-President 1953 - 1961 Watergate Hotel
  71. 71. ADMINISTRATION IMPORTANT BUILDINGS
  72. 72. Inside the Beltway
  73. 73. Where Famous Americans Lived 6 stories White House 5,100 m² floor space 147 windows a jogging track 5 full-time chefs 132 rooms 28 fireplaces a swimming pool a tennis court 35 bathrooms 8 staircases a putting green a bowling alley 412 doors 3 elevators 5,000 visitors a day a movie theater
  74. 74. Where Famous Americans Lived
  75. 75. White House, but Colorful Rooms
  76. 76. Countdown Capitol
  77. 77. Important Buildings Vice President’s Residence, USNO Eisenhower Executive Office Building St. John's Episcopal Church Willard Hotel, The Residence of Presidents The Church of Presidents
  78. 78. Visible and Invisible Forces Pentagon, Arlington, VA 1st largest federal building FBI headquarters, DC CIA headquarters, McLean, VA
  79. 79. Houses of Departments Harry S. Truman Building Department of State Robert F. Kennedy Building 3rd largest federal building Department of Justice James Forrestal Building Department of Energy Jamie L. Whitten Building Herbert C. Hoover Building Department of Agriculture Department of Commerce
  80. 80. Money, Money, Money Cost several cents 7000 tons of worn out currency 44% are 1 dollar bills Bureau of Engraving and Printing Blend of linen and cotton Wash but do not bleach All the same size
  81. 81. HIGHEST POINTS “LIGHTHOUSES”
  82. 82. Unbeatable 169m Washington Monument
  83. 83. 1 st Place 100m Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
  84. 84. 2 nd Place 96 m Old Post Office Building
  85. 85. 3 rd Place 92 m National Cathedral
  86. 86. 4 th Place 88 m US Capitol Building
  87. 87. Tallest Statue 6m Statue of Freedom
  88. 88. Across the River Rosslyn, Arlington, Virginia
  89. 89. RESIDENTS WASHINGTONIANS
  90. 90. People and Events
  91. 91. Art and Diversity Adams Morgan
  92. 92. Old and Young Georgetown Former Riggs Bank Building Shops and Restaurants Old Stone House Washington Harbor
  93. 93. Guest Houses
  94. 94. Two Camps
  95. 95. Learning Houses National War College George Washington University Gallaudet University Howard University Georgetown University
  96. 96. Religious Houses Islamic Center and Mosque St. Mary’s Armenian St. Nicholas Cathedral Apostolic Church St. John Baptist Russian The Church of Jesus Christ Orthodox Church Sixth and I Historic Synagogue of Latter-day Saints
  97. 97. Sport Houses Nationals Stadium Home of Washington Nationals, Baseball R.F.Kennedy Stadium Home of D.C. United, Soccer Verizon Center Home of Washington Capitals, Hockey FedEx Field Stadium, MD Wizards and Mystics, Basketball Home of Washington Redskins, NFL
  98. 98. Humor Strike While the Irony's Hot!
  99. 99. Collaboration of Human and Nature Meridian Hill Park Dumbarton Oaks Park Rock Creek Park National Arboretum
  100. 100. Beautiful Flowers Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
  101. 101. Animal House National Zoo, Smithsonian Institution
  102. 102. National River or National Disgrace, but Fun Anyway The Potomac River
  103. 103. More Water Neptune Fountain, Library of Congress Bartholdi Fountain Dupont Circle Fountain Senate Garage Fountain
  104. 104. GETTING AROUND
  105. 105. Old Good Mules C&O Canal (Chesapeake and Ohio Canal)
  106. 106. To Drive or not to Drive • 2nd worst traffic in the country • 60 hours delay a year • Expensive and limited parking • Metro and buses • 2nd highest use of public transportation • About 40% uses public transportation
  107. 107. Octopus 5 metro lines 86 stations 1 000 000 trips
  108. 108. Discrimination in Metro No food No drinks
  109. 109. Being in Others’ Shoes Arlington Memorial Bridge
  110. 110. Stalking George Washington GW Memorial Parkway – Road to Adventure
  111. 111. Conclusion • There is a lot to see and explore in DC • Learn about US history by exploring DC • Learn about people who founded and contributed to the USA • Learn about most important events in the history of US • Have fun in various museums, parks, theatres, and stadiums
  112. 112. TEST QUESTIONS
  113. 113. What is Where? Smithsonian Institution Museums More Museums Memorials
  114. 114. Who is the First President of the USA? Statue in Washington Circle, DC
  115. 115. These Memorials are Dedicated to…
  116. 116. These Memorials are Dedicated to…
  117. 117. These Memorials are Dedicated to…
  118. 118. These Memorials are Dedicated to…
  119. 119. These Memorials are Dedicated to…
  120. 120. Where Have You Seen This Pose? TO THE BRAVE MEN WHO PERISHED IN THE WRECK OF THE TITANIC APRIL 15 1912 THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES THAT WOMEN AND CHILDREN MIGHT BE SAVED ERECTED BY THE WOMEN OF AMERICA Titanic Memorial
  121. 121. What is the Tallest Structure in DC?
  122. 122. Who Lives in this House Now? Who Else Lived in this House?
  123. 123. Who is this Man? Albert Einstein In front of National Academy of Sciences, DC
  124. 124. Who are these People?
  125. 125. Who are these People?
  126. 126. Who are these People?
  127. 127. Who are these People?
  128. 128. Who are these People?
  129. 129. Who are these People?
  130. 130. Who are these People?
  131. 131. Can You Name America’s Favorites? 2nd place 6th place 1st place and 9th place 12th place 5th place 7th place 3rd place 4th place 10th place
  132. 132. Find Similarities ? ? Hovhannes Ayvazovski Jeanne of Arc Yerevan DC
  133. 133. Find Differences Washington, DC Yerevan
  134. 134. What is the Name of “National River”? Potomac
  135. 135. Which of these are in DC? Barry Flanagan Hare on Bell Cafesjian Museum, Yerevan The Drummer Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, DC The Boxer Acrobats Cafesjian Museum The Thinker Cafesjian Museum Yerevan National Gallery of Art Yerevan Sculpture Garden, DC
  136. 136. Name these buildings
  137. 137. Name these buildings
  138. 138. Name these buildings
  139. 139. Name these buildings
  140. 140. In what State the US Capital is Located?
  141. 141. Can You Recognize DC at Night?
  142. 142. Who is the Most Popular Washingtonian Now?
  143. 143. What can you Recognize and Name in this Picture?
  144. 144. What can you Recognize Here?
  145. 145. Which Side is Better? Great Falls Virginia Maryland
  146. 146. What is the most Expensive Animal? National Zoo, Smithsonian Institution
  147. 147. Snowmageddon Snow Mall
  148. 148. Snowmageddon A Bench A Parking Lot Empty Shelves
  149. 149. Snowmangeddon
  150. 150. Flowering DC Cherry Blossoms at Tidal Basin, DC, April 1, 2010
  151. 151. Flowering DC Cherry Blossoms at Tidal Basin, DC, April 1, 2010
  152. 152. Occupied by UFOs Kite Festival, National Mall, DC, March 27, 2010
  153. 153. What Metal is Used for the Top? 1. Gold 3. Platinum 2. Silver 4. Aluminum
  154. 154. Do You Know These Words? • Escalefter • Conseaterate • PlanBdextrous • Sumpnspicious • Doorker
  155. 155. What Connects these two Cities? Alexandria, VA Gyumri
  156. 156. Home, Sweet Home Annual Armenian Festival in Alexandria, VA, 2006-2010
  157. 157. Home, Sweet Home Annual Armenian Festival in Alexandria, VA, 2006-2010
  158. 158. Who are the Greatest American Presidents? Mount Rushmore, SD, not DC
  159. 159. Who is the Greatest Audience in the World?
  160. 160. Who is the Best Tour Guide and Advertiser of DC and USA?
  161. 161. Thank You Very Much • Wikipedia and all the people on Internet, who post stories and pictures about DC and USA • My friends, due to whom I visited and explored DC and USA • Fulbright Grant, for opportunity to study in DC • My audience, for patience • My parents, for support in everything I do
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