A tourist takes a photo in the Capitol Rotunda on Thursday, under the watchful gaze of John Trumbull’s “General George Washington Resigning His Commission.” The painting depicts the scene in the Maryland State House in Annapolis on Dec. 23, 1783, when Washington resigned his commission as commander in chief of the Continental Army, a crucial moment in establishing civilian authority in the new nation.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson appears at the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church on M Street Northwest for a pre-rally before a march to the White House to protest what is seen as President Barack Obama's lack of action in addressing a variety of problems in black communities.
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