A news or feature picture that depicts a unique or behind-the-scenes view of Washington politicians, people relating to politics or other Washington insiders (but not the President of the United States and not taken on Capitol Hill). Pictures taken outside Washington, D.C. must prominently feature a Washington insider. Any candidate for U.S. President is considered a Washington insider.
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Poor Rudy: President Donald Trump's lawyer and former mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani experiences a hair dye malfunction as he speaks about the president’s baseless legal challenges to his election loss to President-elect Joe Biden in the Republican National Committee Headquarters in Washington, on Nov. 19, 2020.
Brendan Smialowski, AFP
Coronavirus Politics: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci pauses after during a television interview outside the White House on March 12, 2020, in Washington.
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Spotlight: Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., speaks to supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., at a campaign event in Clive, Iowa, on Jan. 31, 2020.
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Al Drago, Freelance for Bloomberg News
Mob Boss: Roger Stone, former adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign, arrives at federal court in Washington, on Feb. 20, 2020. Stone's sentencing on is shaping up as a test of judicial independence after President Donald Trump inserted himself in the court's deliberations over the fate of his longtime confidant.
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Rod Lamkey Jr., Independent
Farewell to John Lewis: A man lays a hand upon the hearse carrying the body of the late Civil Rights movement icon Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., while it pauses along the street renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House, during a procession to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on July 27, 2020. The passing of Lewis forced Democrats to find a replacement for him on the ballot for the 2020 general election.