Washington, D.C.

Posted on November 11, 2008 by Alexandra Avakian

Two men waving a flag in celebration outside of Dukem Ethiopian Restaurant on U Street NW, in Washington DC

Before wrapping up the personal intro section of my book by jumping into the subject of being a woman photojournalist in the world at large and in the Muslim world, I'd like to post some of my pix from U ST. NW in Washington D.C. the night President-elect Barack Obama won the election.

DC residents celebrating in the streets

U Street, NW is famous in African American history and culture. That was the place to be Tuesday night and I stayed till past 3 am.

A man raises his arms in victory on U Street

Worldwide I 've been present at joyful highpoints of struggles for independence in places like Eastern Europe, the entire former USSR, and the Middle East, but I had never seen this kind of ecstasy in American streets until Nov. 4 2008.

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