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• Dancing Lights: The aurora borealis is shining in sheets of red, green and purple in the autumn skies over parts of the northern hemisphere. November 09, 2004

• Crunch Time: Campaign 2004: President George W. Bush and Democratic candidate Sen. John Kerry kicked their campaigns into high gear in the month leading up to their big day: Nov. 2, 2004. November 01, 2004

• Pick a Pumpkin...: ...any pumpkin. This Halloween you can find pumpkins of all kinds, from plain to presidential and spooky to splashy. October 26, 2004

• Historic Election for Afghans: Men and women made history Saturday by voting in Afghanistan's first-ever presidential election. October 11, 2004

• Cloud Nine for Stamp Collectors: A new series of stamps issued by the U.S. Postal Service celebrates cloudscapes. Learn how the National Weather Service defines clouds and gleans clues about the weather from their shape, placement and color. October 04, 2004

• National Museum of the American Indian: Prominently situated on the National Mall, the National Museum of the American Indian opens to the public Sept. 21. The five-story curvilinear building displays more than 8,000 objects and examines Indian life, not as history but as a vital part of the contemporary world. September 22, 2004

• A Tale of Two Athletes: Are some sports tougher than others? KidsPost talked to a dancer and a quarterback to find out how ballet and football stack up. September 13, 2004

• Swimmer's Sights Set on Athens: At 12, Jessica Long will be the youngest American athlete to compete in Paralympic Games this month in Athens. September 03, 2004

• Goodbye Summer, Hello School: Students across the Washington region are stowing swimsuits and packing book bags as a new school year starts. September 01, 2004

• Shark Watch: After years of overfishing threatened the species, scientists are working to make sure sandbar sharks are alive and well in Delaware Bay. August 24, 2004

• Let the Games Begin: As the 2004 Summer Olympics begin, athletes from around the world are pitching, swimming and fencing their way to victory. August 16, 2004

• Anticipating Athens: The qualifying events are long gone, and athletes from around the globe are arriving in Athens for their chance at an Olympic gold medal. August 09, 2004

• Fun in the Summertime: With school around the corner, kids are making the best of their summer vacations. August 02, 2004

• Counting Cicadas: KidsPost asked readers to count their cicadas and send in the numbers. Here are some of the most impressive. July 26, 2004

• Space Cruising: Nearly 934 million miles away, an unmanned spacecraft is getting a close-up view of Saturn's rings and moons. July 12, 2004

• Color Me Panda
The KidsPost panda-coloring contest was a smashing success. Readers sent in 2,510 colorful pandas, the most entries for any contest in KidsPost history! Your pandas suited up for space and sported dinosaur designs. There was even a magical "Harry Panda" and a stately "Lady Libearty." Take a look at some of our favorites. June 22, 2004

• A Field Trip to the Far East: When fifth- and sixth-graders from Potomac Elementary and Hoover Middle schools visited China for an April field trip, one of the first stops was Tiananmen Square, outside the Forbidden City in Beijing. Students Angelica Klein and Julia Dick were surprised to find locals who wanted to stop and have their photos taken with Americans. June 14, 2004

• The Life of President Reagan: Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, died June 5 at the age of 93 June 07, 2004

• Remember the Senators: Once upon a time, the District was home to the Washington Senators. Now D.C. is trying to bring baseball back to town. June 01, 2004

• Cicada Invasion: After 17 years underground, billions of cicadas are emerging across the District and in 15 eastern states. May 25, 2004

• A Maternal Instinct:  May 03, 2004

• Bug Appetit!:  April 26, 2004

• Hubble Discoveries:  April 19, 2004

• Ready, set, roll!:  April 13, 2004

• No Fooling?:  March 30, 2004

• Canine Capers: After Sebastian Barajas discovered that his beloved dog, Mocha, had been shot before his family adopted her, he drew his revenge. In his sketches, Mocha does what he cannot -- seeks out justice for the shooter. March 25, 2004

• Red Rover, Red Rover: Two NASA robots are on the hunt for signs of water on Mars, the Red Planet. March 23, 2004

• Sliding Into Spring: The spring season brings blue skies, warm temperatures and baseball. Batter up! March 15, 2004

• A Holiday of Hues: People across India celebrate the coming of spring during Holi, the festival of colors. March 08, 2004

• Mardi Gras: People all over the world celebrate Mardi Gras, which means "Fat Tuesday," in the days before Lent, the Catholic season of fasting. March 02, 2004

• A Toy Fair To Remember: More than 1,500 toymakers from 30 countries gathered in New York City on Feb. 15 for the American International Toy Fair. February 23, 2004

• Kids Week 2-9: Check out some fascinating photos from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from February 3 - February 9. February 09, 2004

• Kids Week 2-2: Check out some fascinating photos from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from January 26 - February 2. February 02, 2004

• Kids Week 1-26: Check out some fascinating photos from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from January 19 - 26. January 26, 2004

• Kids Week 1-12: Check out some fascinating photos from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from January 5 - 12. January 12, 2004

• Kids Week 1-5: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from December 29 - Jnauary 5. January 05, 2004

• Kids Week 12-29: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from December 22 - 29,2003. December 29, 2003

• Kids Week 12-22:  December 22, 2003

• Kids Week 12-15: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from December 8 - 15,2003. December 15, 2003

• Kids Week 12-15: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from December 8 - 15,2003. December 15, 2003

• Kids Week 12-8: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from December 1 - 8,2003. December 08, 2003

• Kids Week 12-1: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from November 24 - December 1,2003. December 01, 2003

• Kids Week: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from November 17 - 24,2003. November 24, 2003

• Kids Week 11-17:  November 17, 2003

• Kids Week: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from November 3 - 10,2003. November 10, 2003

• Educating Ashley: Ashley Meissen is part of a controversial educational program designed to place disabled children into regular classrooms. Her fluctuation between achievements and setbacks in her Fulton Elementary third-grade classroom makes it difficult to determine whether Ashley's place in a regular classroom is appropriate. November 07, 2003

• Kids Week 11-3: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from October 27 - November 3,2003. November 03, 2003

• Kids Week: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from October 20 - 27,2003. October 27, 2003

• Kids Week: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from October,13 - 20,2003. October 20, 2003

• Kids Week: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from October,6 - 13,2003. October 13, 2003

• Kids Week: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from September,29 - October, 6,2003. October 06, 2003

• Kids Week: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from September,22 - 29,2003. September 29, 2003

• Kids Week: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from September 15 - 22,2003. September 22, 2003

• Kids Week 9-15: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from September 8 - 15 2003. September 15, 2003

• Kids Post: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from September 2 -8 2003. September 08, 2003

• Kids Week: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from August 25 - September 2 2003. September 02, 2003

• Kids Week 8-25: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from August 18-25 2003. August 25, 2003

• Kids Week: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from August 11 - 18 2003. August 18, 2003

• Kids Week: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from August 4 - 11 2003. August 11, 2003

• Kids Week: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from July 28 - August 4, 2003. August 04, 2003

• Kids Week: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from July 21 - 28, 2003. July 28, 2003

• Kids Week: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from July 14 - 21, 2003. July 21, 2003

• Kids Week: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from July 7 - 14, 2003. July 14, 2003

• Kids Week: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from June 30 - July 7, 2003. July 07, 2003

• Kids Week Gallery: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from June 23 - June 30, 2003. June 30, 2003 June 30, 2003

• A Year of Rebuilding at Washington-Lee: Alex Robinson, a 19 years teaching veteran and band director at Washington-Lee High School, spent the past year rebuilding the performing music program after 32 band seniors graduated the year before. June 23, 2003

• Kids Week Gallery: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from June 16 - June 23, 2003. June 23, 2003

• Charter Learning: Area parents and students are discovering that charter schools in Washington have both perks and drawbacks. June 18, 2003

• Kids Week Gallery: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from June 09 - June 16, 2003. June 16, 2003

• Kids Week Gallery: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from June 02 - June 09, 2003. June 09, 2003

• Kids Week Gallery: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from May 28 - June 02, 2003. June 02, 2003

• Kids Week Gallery: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from May 20 - May 27, 2003. May 27, 2003

• Kids Week Gallery: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from May 04 - May 12, 2003. May 24, 2003

• Kids Week Gallery: Check out kids from around the world in our weekly photo gallery from May 12 - May 19, 2003. May 19, 2003

• Witnesses to War: While American children hear about war on TV or read about it in the paper, for Iraq's children, it's a part of life. April 03, 2003

• A New Beginning in America: Two Korean students, who are cousins, came to live with their relatives in Rockville, Maryland. Since they attend English as a Second Language classes at the University of Maryland, they have learned about America from their school life. August 27, 2002

• Back to School Season Begins: Students in Loudoun, Fauquier, Prince George’s, Howard, Calvert, St. Mary’s and Charles counties waved goodbye to summer and headed back to class Monday. August 26, 2002

• High Standards, High Expectations: The Maryland Red Dogs are a hand-picked collection of 11 under-10 baseball players who are among the best at their positions. May 08, 2002

• Learning to Cope: The Pentagon Kids: Some suffer in silence. Others are more expressive and outwardly emotional. For some, dreams are the only solace. One defining constant the 108 children share: each lost a parent at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, and each faces the daily challenge of coping with memories and reminders of their loss. April 25, 2002

• Finding a Way to Fit In: Alex Mont enjoys playing games, avoids peer pressure and loves his parents. The 14-year-old has an IQ of 155, but his autism has created a series of challenges for both him and his family. March 20, 2002

• Smooth Manners and Moves: For 42 years, Betty Huckenpoehler has run the Annapolis Cotillion with the unflagging energy of a drill sergeant, teaching her young students not only how to do the waltz and the foxtrot but also how to treat others with respect and grace. March 13, 2002

• Classes Begin Across Region:  September 04, 2001

• Levey's "Send a Kid to Camp": Children attending Camp Moss Hollow in Markham, Va. July 17, 2001

• A Night to Remember: High school students at the Maryland School for the Deaf attend the junior prom June 05, 2001

• A School Divided/ Una Escuela Separada:  May 25, 2001

• Back To School: Students, teachers return to school. September 05, 2000

• Agricultural Exchange: Each summer, college students work the fields at Wheatland Farm in Loudoun County, happily trading three months of hard work for low wages and lifetime of knowledge about agriculture and organic farming. August 11, 2000

• The Edge of Innocence: The story of Lisa Freda's third grade class at John Eaton Elementary School in Washington D.C. April 03, 2000