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ceiling of Capitol building

If you stand in the middle of the Capitol, this is your view. Very few people get to visit the top of the dome. When those visits are approved, the person(s) is accompanied by a Capitol police officer. It is said that by the time the top is reached, the temperature rises so much that nobody stays long there. It was originally used to vent hot air prior to air conditioning the Capitol building.

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Taken on November 10, 2011