U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - GM1E71Q0TXG01
Judge‘s gavel on brown shining table and bookshelf background.
A person raises his fist at a memorial during a Celebration of Life festival in honor of George Floyd, who was killed by Minneapolis police one year ago, at George Floyd Square in south Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. May 25, 2021. REUTERS/Eric Miller - RC2DNN91GS94
BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE - Protestor Ieshia Evans is detained by law enforcement near the headquarters of the Baton Rouge Police Department in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. July 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman - HT1EC7R05L9MR
A boy reaches out to display a peace sign while celebrating from the roof of car in Baltimore.
A women with her right hand raise and taking the Oath of Citizenship.
The Lincoln Memorial during sunrise early in the morning before the start of the ceremony honoring the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, August 24, 2013. Thousands of marchers are expected in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech and to urge action on jobs, voting rights and gun violence.  REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY) - GM1E98O1G5Y01
The United States Supreme Court Building at sunset in Washington DC, USA.
Geese fly over the the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington August 20, 2013. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his "I have a Dream" speech on August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the march on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. This coming week, Washington will play host to an array of events marking the historic anniversary.  
A man holds his basketball while receiving assistance from an election official at a recreation center serving as polling place.
Symbol of justice – Themis in the old university library.
Wedding cake topper and flowers
Supreme Court Police officers guard a barrier between anti-abortion and pro-abortion rights protesters outside the court building.

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