Embassy Photos - Foreign Embassies in Washington, DC

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    Dupont Circle

    ••• Dupont Circle. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Many of the foreign embassies in Washington, DC are located along Massachusetts Avenue near Dupont Circle in the neighborhood that is referred to as Embassy Row. They are housed in beautiful historic mansions that were owned by Washington's elite prior to the Great Depression. Some countries have an elaborate diplomatic presence in Washington, while others are quite modest with the minimal staff needed to maintain diplomatic relations. Enjoy these photos and take a peak at many of the embassies along Embassy Row in Washington, DC.

    For a complete guide to all of the embassies, see Foreign Embassies in Washington,DC

    Please note that the following photos were taken on a walking tour. There was no intent to exclude any embassies.

    Victorian mansions, many of which have been converted into embassies, surround Dupont Circle and remind the visitor of Massachusetts Avenue in its residential heydey during the early part of the 20th century. Today, Dupont Circle is a popular park which serves as...MORE the central point to a cosmopolitan neighborhood with fine museums, private art galleries, fine restaurants and eclectic shops.

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    Embassy of Portugal

    Embassy of Portugal
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    Embassy of Portugal in Washington, DC

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    Embassy of Indonesia

    Embassy of Indonesia
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    Embassy of Indonesia in Washington, DC

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    Gandhi Statue in Washington, DC

    Gandhi Statue in Washington, DC
    ••• Gandhi Statue in Washington, DC. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Mahatma Gandhi was the political and spiritual leader of India who led a nonviolent resistance movement against British colonial rule during the first half of the 20th century. This statue of Gandhi is located near the Embassy of India in Washington, DC.

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    Embassy of Luxenbourg

    Embassy of Luxenbourg
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    Embassy of Luxenbourg in Washington, DC

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    Embassy of Estonia

    Embassy of Estonia
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    Embassy of Estonia in Washington, DC

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    Embassy of Turkey

    Embassy of Turkey
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    Embassy of Turkey in Washington, DC

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    Embassy of Sudan

    Embassy of Sudan
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    Embassy of Sudan in Washington, DC

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    Embassy of Georgia

    Embassy of Georgia
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    Embassy of Georgia in Washington, DC

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    Embassy of Greece

    Embassy of Greece
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    Embassy of Greece in Washington, DC

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    Embassy of Ireland

    Embassy of Ireland
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    Embassy of Ireland in Washington, DC

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    Turkish Embassadors Residence

    Turkish Embassadors Residence
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    Turkish Embassadors Residence in Washington, DC

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    Embassy of Latvia

    Embassy of Latvia
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    Embassy of Latvia in Washington, DC

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    Embassy of Romania

    Embassy of Romania
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    Embassy of Romania in Washington, DC

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    Embassy of South Korea

    Embassy of South Korea
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    Embassy of South Korea in Washington, DC

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    Philip Jaisohn Statue

    ••• Philip Jaisohn Statue. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Philip Jaisohn was the leader of the social and political reform movement for Korea's independence. He was also the first Korean to become a naturalized citizen of the United States. This statue of Philip Jaisohn is located in front of the Embassy of South Korea in Washington, DC.

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    Embassy of Egypt

    Embassy of Egypt
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    Embassy of Egypt in Washington, DC

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    Embassy of the Phillipines

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    Embassy of the Phillipines in Washington, DC

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    Embassy of Vietnam

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    Embassy of Vietnam in Washington, DC

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    Embassy of Kenya

    Embassy of Kenya
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    Embassy of Kenya in Washington, DC

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    Embassy of Guatemala

    Embassy of Guatemala
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    Embassy of Guatemala in Washington, DC

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    Embassy of Cyprus

    Embassy of Cyprus
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    Embassy of Cyprus in Washington, DC

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    Embassy of Brazil

    Embassy of Brazil
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    Embassy of Brazil (Military Commission) in Washington, DC

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    Alberto Santos-Dumont

    ••• Alberto Santos-Dumont. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Alberto Santos-Dumont was an early pioneer of aviation. He is considered the "Father of Aviation" in Brazil, his country of birth. This bust sits on the street corner in front of the Embassy of Brazil in Washington, DC.