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The best pictures of 2004 from the staff at The Washington Post.

At right, a tourist watches helicopters fly over the Tidal Basin from the Jefferson Memorial on a cold, wet afternoon.

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Best of the Post 2004
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Contributing Staff Photographers from The Washington Post
Juana AriasJuana Arias
Hometown: Lima, Peru
Joined The Post: 1993

Susan BiddleSusan Biddle
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas
Joined The Post: 1997
Dudley BrooksDudley M. Brooks
Hometown: Baltimore
Joined The Post: 1983

Andrea Bruce WoodallAndrea Bruce Woodall
Birthplace: Lafayette, Indiana
Joined The Post: Feb. 2001
Jahi ChikwendiuJahi Chikwendiu
Hometown:Lexington, KY
Joined the Post: Jan. 2001

Kevin ClarkKevin Clark
Birthplace: Memphis, Tenn.
Joined the Post: Jan. 2001
Michel duCilleMichel duCille
Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica
Joined The Post: 1988

Travis FoxTravis Fox
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.
Joined 1999
Mark GailMark Gail
Hometown: Baltimore
Joined The Post: 1998

Carol GuzyCarol Guzy
Hometown: Bethlehem, Pa.
Joined The Post: 1988
Frank JohnstonFrank Johnston
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
Joined The Post: 1968

Preston Keres
Hometown: Davenport, Iowa
Joined The Post: 2003
Rich LipskiRich Lipski
Born: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Joined The Post: 1985

Ray LustigRay Lustig
Hometown: St. Paul, Minn.
Joined The Post: 1981
Michael LutzkyMichael Lutzky
Hometown: Rochester, N.Y.
Joined The Post: 1998

John McDonnellJohn McDonnell
Hometown: Purcellville, Va.
Joined The Post: 1978
Larry MorrisLarry Morris
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
Joined The Post: 1970

Jonathan NewtonJonathan Newton
Hometown:Louisville, KY
Joined the Post: June 2000
Bill O'LearyBill O'Leary
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Joined The Post: 1984

James A. ParcellJames A. Parcell
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado
Joined the Post: April 1969
Lucian PerkinsLucian Perkins
Hometown: Bastrop, Texas
Joined The Post: 1980

Lois RaimondoLois Raimondo
Hometown: Rocky Point, N.Y.
Joined The Post: 1999
Robert ReederRobert A. Reeder
Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.
Joined The Post: 1990

Joel RichardsonJoel Richardson
Hometown: Cumberland, Md.
Joined The Post: 1972
Michael Robinson-ChavezMichael Robinson-Chavez
Hometown: Ventura, Calif.
Joined The Post: 1999

Dayna SmithDayna Smith
Hometown: Sioux Falls, S.D.
Joined The Post: 1985
Margaret ThomasMargaret Thomas
Hometown: Moose Lake, Minn.
Joined The Post: 1966

James M. ThresherJames M. Thresher
Hometown: Vestal, N.Y.
Joined The Post: 1972
Sarah VoisinSarah L. Voisin
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
Joined The Post: 1999

Michael WilliamsonMichael Williamson
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Joined The Post: 1993
Tracy WoodwardTracy A. Woodward
Hometown: Riverside, Calif.
Joined The Post: 1997