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As a planned city to serve as the capital of the United States most of the sights in Washington are monuments and government buildings. The White House and Capitolium are two major attractions that connect to the political status of the city. Along the National Mall, you'll find monuments and several of the most prominent museums in the world.
The United States Capitol Building, where the political power of the country is concentrated.
This is as close to the White House that I can come as a non-US citizen.
The Watergate Complex.
A street through Washington.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.
The Smithsonian Castle at the National Mall.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
World War II Memorial.
"Freedom is not free" at the Korean War Veterans Memorial.
A street near the FBI Headquarters.
Washington is surprisingly dense for being a planned new-world city.
Thomas Jefferson Memorial.
Dupont Circle is a nice neighborhood in the northwestern part of the city.