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We published thousands of photos in 2016. THOUSANDS. Making a selection of 16 favorites was the hardest thing we’ve done in a while. So hard, in fact that, this actually has more than 16 photos in it. We know, we know. From tiny things to big crowds, sumo wrestlers to country legends, here’s a look back on the year. Click the title or photograph for more shots.

January 29: Behind The Scenes: American Ballet Theatre’s The Sleeping Beauty @ Kennedy Center

by Kate Warren


April 5: Photos: Sumo Champions @ The Shay

by Franz Mahr

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March 29: Savages @ 9:30 Club

by Franz Mahr

April 5: The Naked & Famous @ RNR Hotel

by Nicholas Karlin

April 5: Rooms of Their Own: The Lemon Bowl

by Jeff Martin

April 15: Taste Test: Gibson Spring Cocktail Menu

by Sarah Gerrity


April 26: Behind the Scenes: The Ring Cycle @ Kennedy Center

by Jeff Martin

May 2: Photos: Sundress Fest @ Wonderland Ballroom

by Nicholas Karlin

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May 5: First Look: Suns Cinema

by Nicholas Karlin

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May 20: Preview: Small Stories: At Home in a Dollhouse

by Clarissa Villondo

Doll Houses at National Building Museum

June 6: Photos: Awesome Con 2016

by Nicholas Karlin

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June 13: Photos: BYT & Capital Pride Present: HEX

by Franz Mahr


June 17: Behind The Scenes: Karel Appel – A Gesture of Color @ The Phillips Collection

by Maya Moore

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June 27: Photos: District of Comedy Festival Party @ Kennedy Center

by Jeff Martin

September 15: NYFW 2016 Street Style

by BlinkOfAnEye

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September 19: Live DC: Farm Aid @ Jiffy Lube Live

by Brian Murphy


October 3: Photos: UNCENSORED @ MLK Library

by Nicholas Karlin


October 17: Photos: Vogueing Masquarade Ball @ National Museum of African Art

by Albert Ting

October 19: Hazel Brunch Review

by Nicholas Karlin

October 26: Photos: High Heel Race 2016

by David Claypool


November 1: All Access Photo Pass: Bentzen Ball 2016

by Franz Mahr

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