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The National Zoo exhibits some 5,000 species of animals, from camels to giant cats, elephants to egrets, penguins to pandas.
Among the vast holdings at the Library of Congress are the diaries of 23 US Presidents, from George Washington to Calvin Coolidge.
One of the most eloquent Americans of the nineteenth century, Frederick Douglass was one of Washington's most prominent citizens.
Warren Harding's administration was riddled with corruption. The most notable scandal was the Teapot Dome scandal.
Take the African American Heritage tour to learn more about the fascinating African Americans who made important contributions to the development of the city and of the nation.
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