The 19th annual Caribbean Carnival parade steps off in a burst of costumes and colors.
Unmitra Thompson gets slathered in mud before the 19th annual Caribbean Carnival parade. The Mardi Gras-style celebration stretched from Kansas Ave. NW to Barry Place NW and the campus of Howard University.Bill O'Leary/THE WASHINGTON POST
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.