Tuesday must have been a slow news day, judging from the satellite trucks converged on the National Mall to record engineers rappelling down the Washington Monument. When I asked photographer Bill Clark which networks were there, he grinned and replied, ‘All of them.’ The engineers were looking for damage from the August earthquake, and close-ups of their work were overdone. We kept coming back to this frame with a worker at the pinnacle as an interesting view of the day.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.