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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Capitol statues honor the famous, tragic and odd

A young tourist snaps a photo beneath the towering bronze statue of King Kamehameha, the 18th century Hawaiian warrior-monarch, at the Capitol Visitors Center in Washington. American sculptor Thomas R. Gould depicted Kamehameha in his gilded robe and loincloth. It is the heaviest statue in the National Statuary Hall Collection.