Newseum Washington, D.C.
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Newseum opens in Washington, D.C.

Local politicians and Newseum officials gather at the opening of the $450-million museum in Washington, D.C., that pays tribute to journalism. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
The first public viewing of the “News History” section of the Newseum showcased a splashy, bright exhibit of journalism through the years. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
The “Internet, TV and Radio” section explores the future of the digital age with emphasis on the role of bloggers and citizen journalists. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
The massive 250,000-square-foot facility on Pennsylvania Avenue has been in the works for almost eight years. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
A bullet- and shrapnel-riddled truck used by Time magazine photographers and reporters during the war in the former Yugoslavia is on exhibit at the “World News” section. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
Misky Sharif, 10, of Lansdowne, Va., reads a news script for the television camera in the “Be a TV Reporter” section, one of several interactive features at the museum. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
The “Ethics Center” includes an interactive area that challenges players to correctly answer a series of ethical questions and be the first to fill in the front page of their team’s newspaper. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
Streamers cling to a tree in front of the seven-story, $450-million Newseum. The complex also includes condominiums, a restaurant and a 535-seat theater. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)