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    2013-07-01

    The United Nations: Partner in Peace, Stability, Security

    President Obama believes the United Nations can be extraordinarily constructive and an important partner in bringing peace, stability and security to the ...

    2013-06-11

    Immigration: The Making of the American People

    The story of America is largely the story of multiple ethnic groups coming to the country’s shores and blending into diverse yet cohesive societies.

    2013-04-02

      Route 66: The Mother Road
    Route 66: The Mother Road

    Historic Route 66 provides travelers a slice of 20th-century America and its attractions, both authentic and kitschy.

    2013-01-22

      What Is Best About Science
    What Is Best About Science

    Several recipients of the 2010 and 2011 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers reveal what they think is best about science.

    2012-12-28

      Historic Inaugurations
    Historic Inaugurations

    "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve...

    2012-11-30

      U.S. National Parks: Wild Spaces, Wild Species
    U.S. National Parks: Wild Spaces, Wild Species

    The creation of Yellowstone National Park in 1872 sparked a great American conservation movement and tradition. Since then, the U.S. national park system ...

    2012-09-25

      Modern American Indian Firsts
    Modern American Indian Firsts

    These trailblazing Americans excelled in the arts, politics, sports and more, leading the way for the American Indians of today.

    2012-08-14

      Millennials Facts
    Millennials Facts

    "Millennials," the generation of young Americans born between the early 1980s and the mid-1990s, are different in many respects from the generations of th...

    2012-07-19

      America’s Agricultural Researchers
    America’s Agricultural Researchers

    Land-grant universities and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, both founded in 1862, work in communities to put agriculture research into action, to impr...

    2012-06-29

      Serving Iftar Across America
    Serving Iftar Across America

    During Ramadan, the Islamic holy month when Muslims fast from dawn to sunset, many American Muslims enjoy iftar — the meal that breaks the fast after sund...

    2012-06-22

      Playing It Forward: Sharing the Power of Sports
    Playing It Forward: Sharing the Power of Sports

    Top U.S. athletes team up with the U.S. State Department to connect with sports enthusiasts in communities all over the world. Athletes share their talent...

    2012-06-18

    Famous (and Not-So-Famous) Refugees Making a Difference

    Images of refugees who have overcome obstacles to achieve success and recognition in their new U.S. communities and beyond.

    2012-06-07

      AGOA Helps Build Economic Growth
    AGOA Helps Build Economic Growth

    AGOA is helping to grow economies in sub-Saharan Africa. Take a look at some images demonstrating the impact.

    2012-05-31

      Brazilians, Americans Love “Dancing to Connect”
    Brazilians, Americans Love “Dancing to Connect”

    Dancing to Connect, an initiative of the Battery Dance Company of New York, brought professional American dancers to Suriname and Brazil, where they inspi...

    2012-05-30

      The Fourth of July: Celebrating U.S. Independence Day
    The Fourth of July: Celebrating U.S. Independence Day

    America's Independence Day is July 4, marking the date in 1776 when the country’s Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. It is celebrate...

    2012-05-01

      Google Welcomes World to Virtual Art Museum
    Google Welcomes World to Virtual Art Museum

    Google Art Project provides an online experience where anyone with Internet access can explore, appreciate and share the world’s artistic heritage.

    2012-04-25

      U.S. National Parks: The Jewels in the Crown
    U.S. National Parks: The Jewels in the Crown

    Each of the national parks in the U.S. system is unique, but some are more striking than others. Take a look at a few of the jewels in the system with thi...

    2012-04-20

      The Art of Video Games
    The Art of Video Games

    The art of video games is being acknowledged by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in an exhibition that traces the evolution of games since Pac-Man to t...

    2012-04-02

      Evolving Media and a Free Press
    Evolving Media and a Free Press

    Take a look at developments in media technology since the 18th century and how they were put to use by reporters enjoying freedom of the press.

    2012-04-02

      25-Year Anniversary of U.S.-Mongolian Partnership
    25-Year Anniversary of U.S.-Mongolian Partnership

    In 2012, the United States and Mongolia are marking 25 years of partnership. See some historic photos demonstrating some of the high points of the relatio...

    2012-03-30

      A Changing Planet
    A Changing Planet

    This photo gallery shows the many and varied effects of climate change around the world.

    2012-03-30

      Coral Reefs
    Coral Reefs

    Coral reefs support a vibrant array of plant and animal life but need our help to conserve and protect their important ecosystems.

    2012-03-30

      Wildlife at Risk
    Wildlife at Risk

    This photo gallery presents animal species that are endangered to some degree.

    2012-03-30

      Wetlands
    Wetlands

    Wetlands are among the most important and productive ecosystems on earth and preservation is vital.