Washington DC (southeast)

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Color-enhanced USGS satellite image of Washington, DC, taken April 26, 2002. The "crosshairs" in the image mark the quadrant divisions of Washington, with the U.S. Capitol at the center of the dividing lines. To the west of the Capitol extends the National Mall, visible as a slight green band in the image. The Northwest quadrant is the largest, located north of the Mall and west of North Capital Street.

Southeast DC is the southeastern quadrant of the city, located south of East Capitol Street and east of South Capital Street. It has a rich cultural history, including the historic Anacostia neighborhood, the Navy Yard, the Anacostia River waterfront, the remains of several Civil War-era forts, RFK Stadium and the Congressional Cemetery. It also is plagued by a reputation of having a relatively high crime rate. The population of Southeast is almost entirely African-American.

Politically, Southeast includes most of Ward 8, as well as much of Wards 6 and 7. Ward 8 is home to former mayor Marion Barry.

It is accessible via the Blue, Orange and Green Lines of the Washington Metro.

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