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DC’s Year in Review, As Told By Instagram

A lot happened in 2017, and you Instagrammed all of it. Photo via Instagram user @sebastianlovesluna

It was a tumultuous year—and you got it all on camera.

January: Women’s March

That's right…

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DC was the epicenter of women’s marches around the world.

February: Infinity Mirrors at the Hirshhorn

“Infinity Mirrors” was one of the best made-for-Instagram exhibits this year.

March: Cherry Blossom Festival

The quintessential Tidal Basin shots, even after peak bloom came late.

April: Opening Day

What do you say we get this party started?

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The unofficial start of summer.

May: Rosé mania

Iiiit's the best ever.

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Rosé gardens were the new beer gardens.

June: Pride DC

The unicorn floaty made some appearances at Pride.

 July: DC says goodbye to Jim Vance

The legendary NBC4 anchor passed away after a battle with cancer.

August: Game of Thrones Bar

Drink Company’s insanely busy pop-up bar came to a close in August after 47,000 people sat on its Iron Throne.

September: Union Market gets a Yoko Ono mural

The northeast market was already picturesque, but a new mural made it even better.

October: The Wharf opens

Maybe we can have nice things DC. #WharfDC #DC #mydccool #igdc

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The long-awaited waterfront neighborhood features new restaurants, apartments, music venues, and more.

November: The White House holiday decorations

The Blair Witch Christmas #whitehousechristmas #decorated

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The meme-worthy ice house.

December: Early snow

For the first time in four years, DC got a dusting of snow in December.

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Abbey joined Washingtonian in September 2017. A Miami University (Ohio, not Florida) alum, she called the Midwest home before moving to Vermont to report for the Burlington Free Press and to be closer to her one true love: Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Her work has also appeared in Cincinnati Magazine and USA Today. Abbey lives in Falls Church.