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banner Tuesday, 22 February, 2000, 18:11 GMT
Capitol, United States

The Capitol dominates the Washington skyline
The seat of Congress in Washington DC.

The Capitol, constructed largely of white marble, is home to both the Senate and House of Representatives as well as various committee and hearing rooms and an art gallery.

The steps of the Capitol building are traditionally the stage for the formal inauguration of presidents in the January following an election year.

The building's famous white dome is crowned with a statue of Freedom.

Most states have their own capitol buidlings in the state capital, many of which have a similar design to the building in Washington.

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