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National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" co-host Michele Norris interviews a listener during her program at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C. PC Magazine columnist, John C. Dvorak, delivers the keynote speech during the welcome reception for DIMA (Digital Imaging Marketing Association), during the PMA (Photo Marketing Association) 2004 activities in Las Vegas, NV. Brazillian Supermodel Daniella Sarahyba is photographed at the Olympus Camera display during PMA 2004 activities in Las Vegas, NV. Nature photographer, Dan Cox, signed his posters for nearly 2 hours non-stop for PMA 2004 attendees.
Advisor to President Bush, Karen Hughes, gives the keynote speech at the start of the Federation of American Hospital's 2004 Public Policy Conference and Business Exposition. Congressman Thomas M. Reynolds, speaks during the "Chairman's Reception" of the Federation of American Hospital's 2004 Public Policy Conference and Business Exposition. Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio, addresses witnesses for the Military Order of the Purple Heart, during a Congressional Hearing in-which nearly 100 paralyzed veterans from across the United States traveled to the nation’s capital to voice their concerns with Congress on issues that touch the lives of veterans and citizens with disabilities. Joseph L. Fox, Sr., PVA (Paralyzed Veterans Administration) national president (left) and PVA Executive Director Del McNeal (right), testify during a Congressional Hearing in-which nearly 100 paralyzed veterans from across the United States traveled to the nation’s capital to voice their concerns with Congress on issues that touch the lives of veterans and citizens with disabilities.
Two members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart share a moment together during a Congressional Hearing on Capitol Hill on issues that touch the lives of veterans and citizens with disabilities. Joseph L. Fox, Sr., PVA (Paralyzed Veterans Administration) national president (left) and Paul Gardner, a Marine corporal paralyzed during a firefight in Iraq in April 2003 (right) share a moment together during a Congressional Hearing on Capitol Hill on issues that touch the lives of veterans and citizens with disabilities. Commerce Secretary, Don Evens (right) speaks to President George W. Bush (left) before he introduced him during the 2004 Malcolm Baldrige Awards ceremony.  The Baldrige Award is given by the President of the United States to businesses—manufacturing and service, small and large—and to education and health care organizations that apply and are judged to be outstanding in seven areas: leadership, strategic planning, customer and market focus, information and analysis, human resource focus, process management, and business results. Commerce Secretary, Don Evens addresses the audience before introducing President George W. Bush (not shown) during the 2004 Malcolm Baldrige Awards ceremony.  The Baldrige Award is given by the President of the United States to businesses—manufacturing and service, small and large—and to education and health care organizations that apply and are judged to be outstanding in seven areas: leadership, strategic planning, customer and market focus, information and analysis, human resource focus, process management, and business results.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz (left) has a conversation with an unidentified gentleman before the President holds a rare press conference in the East Room of the White House to discuss the one year anniversary of the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. President George W. Bush speaks in the East Wing to mark the one-year anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom and to highlight the efforts of his administration and 91 nations to ensure peace and stability in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Greater Middle East. Hundreds of Thousands of tourists flock to the Tidal Basin near the Jefferson Memorial every spring to watch the annual blooming of the cherry blossoms.  Each year the blooming is accompanied by the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, which provides entertainment for the visitors as they make their way around the basin enjoying the beautiful view.  Congressman John Oliver (D-MA) points to a diagram showing the effects of global warming on the polar ice caps since 1979.
Senators John McCain (R-AZ) (left) and Joe Lieberman (D-CT) (right) talk to the media immediately following a joint press conference where they discussed the urgency to begin working on the global warming problem.  Yesterday, the Senators reintroduced their bipartisan bill to curb global warming, saying scientific evidence of its harmful effects are now "irrefutable." Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT) (left) laughs at a reporter's comment before the start of a press conference at the United States Capitol Building on the effects of global warming. The James River Rangers lead the way down Monument Avenue during the Confederate Heritage Parade  in Richmond, VA. Senator John Ensign from Nevada speaks to the media near the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. as he urged passage of the Pregnancy and Trauma Care Access Protection Act of 2004.  Senator Ensign said the bill represents the "long-term solution to the medical liability crisis currently facing 44 of the 50 states."
April 7, 2004 - Tina Piazza, Doctor of Osteopathy from Cincinnati, Ohio, speaks to the media near the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. as she and others urged passage of the Pregnancy and Trauma Care Access Protection Act of 2004.   Chairman of the International Franchise Organization, Sidney Feltenstein (right) speaks with House Judiciary Committee member, Congressman Bill Delahunt (D-MA) outside the United States Capitol Building, as they walk to the Congressman's office.   Chairman of the International Franchise Organization, Sidney Feltenstein (right) speaks with the Chairman of House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, Congressman Chris Cannon in his office on Capitol Hill about the concerns of franchise chains such as McDonalds and Wal-Mart. Senator John Ensign (R-NV) (left) gives the Chairman of the International Franchise Organization, Sidney Feltenstein (right) advice on how to raise awareness of the needs of small business owners with his fellow members of Congress, during a meeting in the Senator's office on Capitol Hill.
Senate Assistant Minority Leader, Senator Harry Reid, participates in a meeting in his office with members of the International Franchise Organization. Thousands crowd the flight line during the Joint Services Open House airshow at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington, D.C. Master Sergeant Roger Burns banks his Air Force UH-1N Huey helicopter towards Andrews Air Force Base during the Joint Services Open House airshow at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington, D.C. Blue Angel opposing solo pilot Craig Olson flies his number 6 jet past the crowd at the Joint Services Open House airshow at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington, D.C.
Secretary of State Colin Powell addresses the new Iraqi government in the Benjamin Franklin Room of the State Department's Diplomatic Reception Room.  Secretary Powell stated, "As President Bush said, our coalition has a clear goal understood by all: to see the Iraqi people in charge of Iraq for the first time in generations. And the President made it absolutely clear that this transfer is real, and that there is a specific plan to get from where we are now to where the new Iraq wants and needs to go." Secretary of State Colin Powell welcomes the new Iraqi Ambassador to the United States, Mohammed Al-Amili, during a reception for the new members of the Iraqi governing council at the State Department in Washington, D.C.  Secretary Powell stated, "...But the ultimate responsibility for the future of Iraq rests in your hands and the hands of your colleagues back home. You will lead the way. You will lead the way to freedom, to prosperity. You will lead the way to a truly just society. That way will not be an easy one. There are dangers and there will be disappointments along the way, but there is no going back, for the Iraqi people have an appointment with a better future and with their birthright of freedom." May 27, 2004 - The Cicadas are back.  Once every 17 years in the Washington, D.C. area the Brood X version of the cicada surface from the ground and infest the area so they can mate for approximately a month and a half then they die and the new infant cicadas go back underground and surface 17 years later.  In the Washington, D.C. area there can be as many as 1,500,000 cicadas within a square mile. 83 year old World War II veteran, and Pearl Harbor survivor, Edward Borucki from Massachusetts holds up a banner marking the attack on Pearl Harbor, before the official dedication ceremony for the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Tens of thousands gather at the grounds of the Washington Monument at the start of the official dedication ceremony for the new World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. Tens of thousands of veterans and their families attend the official dedication ceremony of the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. Thousands crowd into the newly dedicated World War II memorial during Memorial Day weekend in Washington, D.C.  The memorial was officially dedicated yesterday by President George W. Bush (not pictured). A Vietnam veteran, that wished to not be named, shows his support for his fellow bikers that rode into town during the 27th annual "Rolling Thunder" in downtown Washington, D.C.  Each year approximately 250,000 bikers ride their motorcycles from all around the country to the Vietnam War to help remind people of their fallen comrades who did not return home.
Thousands crowd into the newly dedicated World War II memorial during Memorial Day weekend in Washington, D.C.  The memorial was officially dedicated yesterday by President George W. Bush (not pictured). A lone drummer plays in honor to American veterans from all ages during PBS's National Memorial Day Concert on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Academy Award winning actor Tom Hanks shakes hands with a wounded soldier who recently returned home from Operation Iraqi Freedom during the live broadcast of PBS's National Memorial Day Concert on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Country music artist Brad Paisley performs his hit single, "Little Moments" during the live broadcast of PBS's National Memorial Day Concert on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
President George W. Bush (Left) and Army Maj. General Galen Jackman, Commander of the Military District of Washington salute a wreath the President just laid at the foot of the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery during Memorial Day services. Senator Gordon Smith (L) receives the Homeownership Hero Award from Homeownership Alliance chairman Richard H. Davis during a reception on Capitol Hill. Florida Congresswoman Katherine Harris thanks the Homeownership Alliance for awarding her the Homeownership Hero Award for her outstanding work in helping Americans becoming homeowners, during a reception on Capitol Hill. The flag over the White House flies at half-mast in honor of President Ronald Reagan who passed away earlier this afternoon.
A horse drawn caisson carrying the casket of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan moves along Constitution Avenue toward the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. June 9, 2004 - A riderless horse with with the riding boots of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan turned backwards, a sign of a fallen rider, walks behind his casket, along Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C.  June 10, 2004 - A military honor guard stands watch over President Ronald Reagan's flag draped casket as he lies in State in the rotunda of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. June 10, 2004 - A mourner pays his respects to former President Reagan as his flag draped casket lies in State in the rotunda of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
June 16, 2004 - Mr. John Gay, Vice President, Government Relations for the International Franchise Organization, testifies on Capitol Hill to the House Subcommittee on Benefits. June 16, 2004 - Congressman Henry Brown, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Benefits, listens to the testimony of Mr. John Gay, Vice President of Government Relations of the International Franchise Association (not shown). June 23, 2004 - Congressman James Ramstad (R-MN) pauses for a moment during a press conference on Alzheimer's Disease while he was talking about his Mother who lost her battle with Alzheimer's Disease last October. June 23, 2004 - Ronald Peterson, M.D., the doctor who diagnosed President Reagan's Alzheimer's Disease back in 1994, speaks during a press conference by the Alzheimer's Association on Capitol Hill asking Congress for an additional $1 billion in funding of this awful disease.  The Alzheimer's Association feels with the increased funding they can get research breakthroughs that could result in 45 percent decrease in Alzheimer's cases and $149 billion in annual Medicare and Medicaid savings by 2025.
June 24, 2004 - Kevin Lofton, Catholic Health Initiatives (left); Jack Bovender, Jr., Hospital Corporation of America (center); Dr. Herbert Pardes, New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia Presbyterian Campus (right) get sworn in before they present their testimony on hospital billing and collection practices to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on Capitol Hill.  © Mike Lynaugh June 24, 2004 - Congressman Charles F. Bass (R-NH) questions the panel testifying on hospital billing and collection practices to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on Capitol Hill.  © Mike Lynaugh June 24, 2004 - Jack Bovender, Jr., Hospital Corporation of America presents his testimony on hospital billing and collection practices to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on Capitol Hill.  © Mike Lynaugh July 21, 2004 - NHTSA Administrator Dr. Jeffrey Runge (left) and Toyota Motorsports vice president Jim Aust (right) put a “Buckle Up America” decal on Robert Huffman’s No. 12 Toyota NASCAR Craftsman racing truck to kick off a joint safety campaign with NASCAR aimed at young male racing fans. © Mike Lynaugh
July 22, 2004 - Andrea Brem, a White House intern and USA Freedom Corps member, helps build a playground in Washington, D.C. during the KaBOOM!, Home Depot, National Capital Police Fund and AmeriCorps*NCCC playground build at Sursum Corda in Northwest Washington, D.C.  More than 100 associates from Washington, D.C. area Home Depot stores, 100 AmeriCorps*NCCC members, alumni and staff, and community residents donated their time to build a new playground for underprivileged children in the Northwest area of Washington, D.C.  © Mike Lynaugh July 22, 2004 - Earle Llyod from Home Depot #4603 (right) and Jordan Rivera from KaBOOM! (left)  help build a playground in Washington, D.C. during the KaBOOM!, Home Depot, National Capital Police Fund and AmeriCorps*NCCC playground build at Sursum Corda in Northwest Washington, D.C.  More than 100 associates from Washington, D.C. area Home Depot stores, 100 AmeriCorps*NCCC members, alumni and staff, and community residents donated their time to build a new playground for underprivileged children in the Northwest area of Washington, D.C.  © Mike Lynaugh July 22, 2004 - Lennie Friedman from the Washington Redskins helps to build a playground in Washington, D.C. during the KaBOOM!, Home Depot, National Capital Police Fund and AmeriCorps*NCCC playground build at Sursum Corda in Northwest Washington, D.C.  More than 100 associates from Washington, D.C. area Home Depot stores, 100 AmeriCorps*NCCC members, alumni and staff, and community residents donated their time to build a new playground for underprivileged children in the Northwest area of Washington, D.C.  © Mike Lynaugh July 22, 2004 - Washington, D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams (right) gets help in dedicating the new playground to the children of Washington, D.C. during KaBOOM!, Home Depot, National Capital Police Fund and AmeriCorps*NCCC playground build at Sursum Corda in Northwest Washington, D.C.  More than 100 associates from Washington, D.C. area Home Depot stores, 100 AmeriCorps*NCCC members, alumni and staff, and community residents donated their time to build a new playground for underprivileged children in the Northwest area of Washington, D.C.  © Mike Lynaugh
July 24, 2004 - Civil War reenactors Bethany Lacy (left) and Paul Gross (right) fire a 10-pound Parrott rifle gun during an artillery demonstration at Manassas National Battlefield Park during the 143rd anniversary of the Battle of First Manassas, the first major battle of the Civil War.  Bethany Lacy is one of only a handful of female artillery living historians.  Although there were approximately 600 documented cases in which women fought in combat roles during battles during the Civil War, the "vivandières", there is still a prejudice among some today that it is not appropriate for a female to portray Civil War combatants.  © Mike Lynaugh September 10, 2004 - Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld gives a talk at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on the 3 year anniversary of the 9/11 Terrorist attacks on the United States.  © Mike Lynaugh September 10, 2004 - Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld gives a talk at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on the three year anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on the United States.  © Mike Lynaugh
September 12, 2004 - Visitors view the temporary memorial to the victims of the hijacked airliner, Flight 93 near Shanksville, PA.  Many people leave personal mementos to honor the memory of those lost trying to defeat the terrorist who hijacked their plane on September 11, 2001.  It is widely accepted that had this aircraft not crashed in this field, another target in Washington, D.C. would have been crashed into by this plane.  Yesterday was the 3 year anniversary of the terror attacks of 9/11.  © Mike Lynaugh September 12, 2004 - Felica Hemans of Smithsburg, Maryland takes a moment to pray for the victims of Flight 93.  Felica and thousands of others just like her have made the trip out to this remote field near Shanksville, PA to pay their respects to the heroes of September 11, 2001.  It is widely accepted that had this aircraft not crashed in this field, its intended target was either the U.S. Capitol Building or the White House.   © Mike Lynaugh September 12, 2004 - An unidentified girl looks at the temporary markers for each of the victims of Flight 93.  © Mike Lynaugh September 14, 2004 - Kathy Hoeft, administrator of Ashley Medical Center in North Dakota, talks with Senator Kent Conrad of North Dakota about some of the needs of rural hospitals in their home state.  © Mike Lynaugh
September 14, 2004 - Kathy Hoeft, administrator of Ashley Medical Center in North Dakota, talks with Congressman Earl Pomeroy of North Dakota about some of the needs of rural hospitals in their home state.  © Mike Lynaugh September 14, 2004 - Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz speaks at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. about the progress of the War on Terrorism as it enters it's third year.  © Mike Lynaugh September 14, 2004 - Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz speaks at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. about the progress of the War on Terrorism as it enters it's third year.  © Mike Lynaugh September 14, 2004 - Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz speaks at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. about the progress of the War on Terrorism as it enters it's third year.  © Mike Lynaugh
September 15, 2004 - Senate Majority Leader, Senator Bill Frist talks with Mr. James Lynch of Waverly Tennessee about implantable cardioverter defibrillators.  Mr. Lynch had an implantable defibrillator implanted in him after his first heart attack, and it has since saved his life three separate times.  The defibrillator is activated when a patient's heart stops beating, it sends an electric charge through the heart and restarts it without having to wait for emergency technicians to arrive.  © Mike Lynaugh September 15, 2004 - Former Senator and Secretary of Defense under President Clinton, William Cohen speaks to Iraqi officials that are in Washington, D.C. learning governing techniques from the United States Institute of Peace.   © Mike Lynaugh September 15, 2004 - Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz speaks to Iraqi officials that are in Washington, D.C. learning governing techniques from the United States Institute of Peace.  © Mike Lynaugh
September 23, 2004 - Former Georgia Senator Max Cleland, a recovering addict and event co-chair, before giving his keynote address at the Johnson Institute's First Annual "American Honors Recovery" luncheon is a tribute to six Americans who have recovered from their experience with substance use disorders and who have made major contributions in the field for the healing of others.  © Mike Lynaugh September 23, 2004 - Washington, DC NBC news anchor, and a recovering addict, hosted the Johnson Institute's First Annual "American Honors Recovery" luncheon is a tribute to six Americans who have recovered from their experience with substance use disorders and who have made major contributions in the field for the healing of others.  © Mike Lynaugh September 23, 2004 - Former adviser to President Reagan, and a recovering addict and event co-chair, before giving his keynote address at the Johnson Institute's First Annual "American Honors Recovery" luncheon is a tribute to six Americans who have recovered from their experience with substance use disorders and who have made major contributions in the field for the healing of others.  © Mike Lynaugh  September 23, 2004 - Former Georgia Senator Max Cleland (left) and former advisor to President Reagan, Mike Devers, speak before the start of the Johnson Institute's First Annual "America Honors Recovery" luncheon.  Both Senator Cleland and Mike Devers are recovering addicts and co-chairs for tonight's event.  The luncheon is a tribute to six Americans who have recovered from their experience with substance use disorders and who have made major contributions in the field for the healing of others.
October 28, 2004 - Thousands from all faiths gather at Washington National Cathedral to Make Children the Top Priority on Election Day.  © Mike Lynaugh October 28, 2004 - Thousands from all faiths gather at Washington National Cathedral to Make Children the Top Priority on Election Day.  © Mike Lynaugh October 28, 2004 - Children's Defense Fund President Marian Wright Edelman speaks to thousands of leaders and members of a remarkable range of faith networks as she calls on them to resist the lure of divisive single-issue politics and support broader social protections for children and the poor.  Thousands of people from all faiths gathered at Washington National Cathedral to make children the top priority on election day.  © Mike Lynaugh October 28, 2004 - Children's Defense Fund President Marian Wright Edelman speaks to thousands of leaders and members of a remarkable range of faith networks as she calls on them to resist the lure of divisive single-issue politics and support broader social protections for children and the poor.  Thousands of people from all faiths gathered at Washington National Cathedral to make children the top priority on election day.  © Mike Lynaugh
October 30, 2004 - Civil War Reenactors take a bit of a break during a living history event in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  © Mike Lynaugh November 3, 2004 - Supporters of President George W. Bush await his arrival at the Ronald Reagan Convention Center to declare victory in the 2004 Presidential Elections.  Senator John F. Kerry, the Democratic nominee for President has called the President and conceded defeat around 11:00am this morning.  © Mike Lynaugh November 3, 2004 - President George W. Bush announces victory in his bid for reelection at the Ronald Reagan Convention Center to declare victory in the 2004 Presidential Elections.  Senator John F. Kerry, the Democratic nominee for President has called the President and conceded defeat around 11:00am this morning.  © Mike Lynaugh November 3, 2004 - The President and Vice President, along with their families, thank their supporters for all their work on helping President George W. Bush win reelection against Senator John F. Kerry.  The President and Vice President officially announced their victory at the Ronald Reagan Convention Center to declare victory in the 2004 Presidential Elections.  Senator John F. Kerry, the Democratic nominee for President called the President and conceded defeat around 11:00am this morning.  © Mike Lynaugh
November 11, 2004 - Army Sergeant Eugene Simpson of Dale City, VA (left) shakes hands with Paralyzed Veterans Administration Executive Director, Purple Heart recipient and combat-injured Vietnam Veteran, Delatorro McNeal (right).  Sergeant Simpson was being honored for his sacrifices in Iraq during ceremonies held by the PVA on Veterans Day. Sergeant Simpson, who is 28, was injured by a roadside bomb in Tikrit, Iraq last April 7 while on patrol with a convoy in Iraq.  © Mike Lynaugh November 11, 2004 - Army National Guard Sergeant Gerald Santos of Davenport, IA takes some time with his daughter before the start of Veterans Day ceremonies at the Paralyzed Veterans of America headquarters in Washington, D.C.  Sergeant Santos, 36, was on his way to 15 days of rest and recuperation when the Chinook helicopter in which he was flying was downed by hostile fire last November. The crash killed 17 soldiers.  © Mike Lynaugh
November 11, 2004 - Marine Lance Corporal James Crosby of Saugus, MA speaks during the Veterans Day ceremonies at the Paralyzed Veterans of America headquarters in Washington, D.C.  Lance Corporal Crosby, 20, was riding in a seven-ton vehicle when a barrage of rockets exploded in the vicinity of his location on March 18 of this year.  © Mike Lynaugh November 11, 2004 - Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Anthony Principi talks with Marine Lance Corporal James Crosby. Lance Corporal Crosby, 20, was riding in a seven-ton vehicle when a barrage of rockets exploded in the vicinity of his location on March 18 of this year.  © Mike Lynaugh November 11, 2004 - 8-year-old Holt Mica of Mansfield, TX, the national winner of the Paralyzed Veterans of America 2004 Veterans Day Poster & Essay Contest, looks at his artwork before reading his award winning essay at the PVA Veterans Day ceremonies at PVA headquarters in Washington, DC.  © Mike Lynaugh AOL founder, Steve Case, speaks during a dinner honoring him and four other business "legends" at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C.  For the past 17 years, the Greater Washington Board of Trade, Washingtonian Magazine and Junior Achievement, have been honoring local business leaders with their Business Hall of Fame. The groups make their choices based on "business excellence, visionary, innovative leadership and community involvement."  © Mike Lynaugh
November 16, 2004 - An unidentified Junior Achievement member addresses the audience at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. For the past 17 years, the Greater Washington Board of Trade, Washingtonian Magazine and Junior Achievement, have been honoring local business leaders with their Business Hall of Fame. The groups make their choices based on "business excellence, visionary, innovative leadership and community involvement."  © Mike Lynaugh November 16, 2004 - Gwen Ifill, the moderator and managing editor of PBS's November 22, 2004 - James R. Gavin III, M.D., Ph.D., President of the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta speaks to the media about the importance of controlling diabetes in Americans today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
November 22, 2004 - Columbus Ohio Mayor Michael Coleman is surprised, as he blows out a birthday candle, before the start of the press conference on the importance of controlling your diabetes number at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  Today is Mayor Coleman's birthday.  © Mike Lynaugh November 22, 2004 - Columbus, Ohio Mayor Michael Coleman speaks to the media at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. as he launched the Conference of Mayors National Diabetes Awareness public service announcement (PSA) campaign. November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and Mayors from across the nation are joining forces to help fight the growing epidemic of uncontrolled diabetes. Mayor Coleman said, "I am a diabetic and I know how important it is to manage my condition. I know that through diet, exercise, and awareness of my condition, I can maintain my A1C level under seven percent. I am proud to say that I know my A1C level and it is less than seven percent." December 2, 2004 - First Lady Laura Bush looks at the press gathered in the East Room of the White House to see this year's Christmas decorations inside the mansion.  © Mike Lynaugh December 2, 2004 - First Lady Laura Bush looks at the press gathered in the East Room of the White House to see this year's Christmas decorations inside the mansion.  © Mike Lynaugh
December 2, 2004 - The official White House Christmas tree in the Blue Room of the White House.  The press was allowed inside the White House today to view this year's Christmas decorations around the mansion.  © Mike Lynaugh December 2, 2004 - The Christmas decorations in the East Room of the White House.  The press was allowed inside the White House today to view this year's Christmas decorations around the mansion.  © Mike Lynaugh December 2, 2004 - The Christmas decorations in the Green Room of the White House are reflected in this round mirror hanging in the Green Room.  The press was allowed inside the White House today to view this year's Christmas decorations around the mansion.  © Mike Lynaugh December 2, 2004 - The press viewing the Christmas decorations in the Grand Foyer of the White House.  The press was allowed inside the White House today to view this year's Christmas decorations around the mansion.  © Mike Lynaugh
December 2, 2004 - White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan laughs at a reporter's comment during today's daily White House briefing.  © Mike Lynaugh December 2, 2004 - White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan laughs at a reporter's comment during today's daily White House briefing. © Mike Lynaugh