This looks like it might be the corner of 15th and F, and that’s the Treasury Dept. building in the background. (It, too, has Ionic columns.)
No, this is definitely 13th and F. It’s amazing that the current building incorporates the facade of the building in the foreground of this photo. Look at the street view from the google maps (link below).
17th St. leading down toward Farragut Square. Scott and Thomas Circles on Mass Ave are in the background. I work across from the Sumner School on 17th and M; it’s about the only building still left…
Strayer College (Now Strayer University) is located on the top floor of the building t the left. It still has its home campus in DC.
Look at the Google satellite view of the current intersection. There is vast open space there, as if they were considering building a future circle. A circle could still be built today without much trouble. All of the buildings are located well away from the intersection.
Looks like the women are dressed in burkas.
That is Obama’s ultimate goal.