December 30, 2008

The Year in Pictures at the Newseum

March 19, 2008: Freedom Forum and Newseum founder Al Neuharth unveils the cornerstone of the Newseum complex. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
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March 19, 2008: Freedom Forum and Newseum founder Al Neuharth unveils the cornerstone of the Newseum complex. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)

April 4, 2008: Diana Watson of WHNS-TV in Greenville, N.C., helps dedicate the Journalists Memorial. (Mike Olliver/Newseum)
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April 4, 2008: Diana Watson of WHNS-TV in Greenville, N.C., helps dedicate the Journalists Memorial. (Mike Olliver/Newseum)

April 11, 2008: A giant banner announces that the Newseum is officially open. (Sam Kittner/Newseum)
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April 11, 2008: A giant banner announces that the Newseum is officially open. (Sam Kittner/Newseum)

April 11, 2008: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at the dedication ceremony. (Dave Eggen/Newseum)
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April 11, 2008: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at the dedication ceremony. (Dave Eggen/Newseum)

April 11, 2008: The Newseum's News Hound entertains visitors on Opening Day. (Dave Eggen/Newseum)
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April 11, 2008: The Newseum's News Hound entertains visitors on Opening Day. (Dave Eggen/Newseum)

May 8, 2008: Sen. Barack Obama discusses his presidential bid with NBC News anchor Brian Williams. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
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May 8, 2008: Sen. Barack Obama discusses his presidential bid with NBC News anchor Brian Williams. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)

May 15, 2008: Sen. John McCain shares his views during the inaugural broadcast at the Newseum of "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." (Mike Olliver/Newseum)
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May 15, 2008: Sen. John McCain shares his views during the inaugural broadcast at the Newseum of "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." (Mike Olliver/Newseum)

June 2, 2008: Disney/Pixar's Wall*E greets fans at an exclusive Family Day appearance. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
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June 2, 2008: Disney/Pixar's Wall*E greets fans at an exclusive Family Day appearance. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)

June 17, 2008: Newseum Executive Director Joe Urschel introduces the new "G-Men and Journalists" exhibit. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
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June 17, 2008: Newseum Executive Director Joe Urschel introduces the new "G-Men and Journalists" exhibit. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)

July 3, 2008: Fifty individuals representing 26 countries take the oath of citizenship. (Scott Henrichsen/Newseum)
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July 3, 2008: Fifty individuals representing 26 countries take the oath of citizenship. (Scott Henrichsen/Newseum)

July 17, 2008: Actor and director Robert Redford is a guest on NPR's "Talk of the Nation" that was broadcast at the Newseum. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
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July 17, 2008: Actor and director Robert Redford is a guest on NPR's "Talk of the Nation" that was broadcast at the Newseum. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)

Sept. 19, 2008: "Good Morning America" anchors (from left) Sam Champion, Chris Cuomo, Robin Roberts and Diane Sawyer broadcast their show at the Newseum. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
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Sept. 19, 2008: "Good Morning America" anchors (from left) Sam Champion, Chris Cuomo, Robin Roberts and Diane Sawyer broadcast their show at the Newseum. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)

Sept. 19, 2008: Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson is projected on the large screen during "Good Morning America." (Sam Kittner/Newseum)
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Sept. 19, 2008: Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson is projected on the large screen during "Good Morning America." (Sam Kittner/Newseum)

Sept. 26, 2008: Actress Dakota Fanning attends the Washington premiere of "The Secret Life of Bees." (Scott Henrichsen/Newseum)
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Sept. 26, 2008: Actress Dakota Fanning attends the Washington premiere of "The Secret Life of Bees." (Scott Henrichsen/Newseum)

Oct. 27, 2008: Young visitors participate in a mock election during a record-setting Family Day. (Mike Olliver)
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Oct. 27, 2008: Young visitors participate in a mock election during a record-setting Family Day. (Mike Olliver)

Nov. 5, 2008: The Newseum's Front Pages exhibit on Pennsylvania Avenue was the place to be the day after Barack Obama's historic victory. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
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Nov. 5, 2008: The Newseum's Front Pages exhibit on Pennsylvania Avenue was the place to be the day after Barack Obama's historic victory. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)

Nov. 5, 2008: Tourists use cell phones to take pictures of the nation's front pages the day after Election Day. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
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Nov. 5, 2008: Tourists use cell phones to take pictures of the nation's front pages the day after Election Day. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)

Nov. 11, 2008: The First Amendment tablet becomes a photo canvas during FotoWeek DC. (Sam Kittner/Newseum)
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Nov. 11, 2008: The First Amendment tablet becomes a photo canvas during FotoWeek DC. (Sam Kittner/Newseum)

Nov. 11, 2008: The First Amendment tablet becomes a photo canvas during FotoWeek DC. (Sam Kittner/Newseum)
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Nov. 11, 2008: The First Amendment tablet becomes a photo canvas during FotoWeek DC. (Sam Kittner/Newseum)

Nov. 13, 2008: Astronauts (from left) Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
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Nov. 13, 2008: Astronauts (from left) Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)

Dec. 1, 2008: Pastor Rick Warren presents President George W. Bush with the first International Medal of Peace for Bush's contributions to the fight against HIV/AIDS. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)
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Dec. 1, 2008: Pastor Rick Warren presents President George W. Bush with the first International Medal of Peace for Bush's contributions to the fight against HIV/AIDS. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)

Dec. 8, 2008: Veteran journalist Nick Clooney kicks off the "Reel Journalism" film series with CBS News producer Susan Zirinsky and "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer. (Mike Olliver/Newseum)
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Dec. 8, 2008: Veteran journalist Nick Clooney kicks off the "Reel Journalism" film series with CBS News producer Susan Zirinsky and "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer. (Mike Olliver/Newseum)

WASHINGTON — Since its grand opening April 11, 2008, the Newseum has been the scene for news makers and news-making events. Here is a photographic look back at some of the people and programs that helped make the Newseum the second hottest address on Pennsylvania Avenue.

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