Library Of Congress Holds Public Open House

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Visitors tour the Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building October 8, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Library of Congress opens its Main Reading Room for a special public open house twice a year with librarians available to demonstrate the library's resources. (Getty Images)
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Visitors tour the Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building October 8, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Library of Congress opens its Main Reading Room for a special public open house twice a year with librarians available to demonstrate the library's resources. (Getty Images)
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Visitors tour the Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building October 8, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Library of Congress opens its Main Reading Room for a special public open house twice a year with librarians available to demonstrate the library's resources. (Getty Images)
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Visitor Mitchell Brown of New Hope, Alabama, browses the paper catalog as he tours the Main Paper Catalog Room at the Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building October 8, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Library of Congress opens its Main Reading Room for a special public open house twice a year with librarians available to demonstrate the library's resources. (Getty Images)
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A visitor tours the Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building October 8, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Library of Congress opens its Main Reading Room for a special public open house twice a year with librarians available to demonstrate the library's resources. (Getty Images)
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Visitors tour the Main Card Catalog Room at the Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building October 8, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Library of Congress opens its Main Reading Room for a special public open house twice a year with librarians available to demonstrate the library's resources. (Getty Images)
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Congressional hearing records line the shelves in the Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building October 8, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Library of Congress opens its Main Reading Room for a special public open house twice a year with librarians available to demonstrate the library's resources. (Getty Images)
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Dutch exchanged students Veerle Voesten (R) and Dorinde Van Andel (L), both of Groningn, Holland, tour the Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building October 8, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Library of Congress opens its Main Reading Room for a special public open house twice a year with librarians available to demonstrate the library’s resources. (Getty Images)
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