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On State of the Union night, Statuary Hall depends on your vantage point.

by Samantha Michaels
Jan 28, 2010

WASHINGTON -- Just beyond the doorway inside the Capitol, Statuary Hall waits for its visitors to arrive. During the State of the Union, politicians, reporters and interns all take a turn in this chamber, swarming together in a chaotic rush of camera crews and flashing lights. To really understand the atmosphere of this legendary place, take a look from three different vantage points. Click the photo slideshows to your right and see the world of politicians, reporters and an intern on the busy evening of the State of the Union.