Washingtonian Wrapped: A Look Back at All the Top 2023 DC-Area Moments

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2023 saw a handful of high-profile DC departures.

This year, DC said bye to: former Commanders owner Dan Snyder, expelled congressman George Santos, the beloved Smithsonian National Zoo pandas, and a host of restaurants.

National Zoo Pandas

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Dan Snyder

George Santos

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2023 ushered in welcomed additions to the DC area.

This year, DC said hello to: new music venue the Atlantis, Metro openings and reopenings (including the long-awaited Potomac Yard station), the freshly renovated National Museum of Women in the Arts, and many, many exciting restaurants.


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