Day in Photos - Friday - Power outage

The Washington, D.C., Metro subway system sits in near total darkness when a power outage struck much of the downtown area at the McPherson Square station. A power outage today caused a blackout in parts of downtown Washington, including the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLCUL000110" title="White House" href="/topic/politics/government/executive-branch/white-house-PLCUL000110.topic">White House</a>, leaving thousands without electricity and sparking fires on the subway, officials said.
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( Tim Sloan / AFP / Getty Images / June 13, 2008 )

The Washington, D.C., Metro subway system sits in near total darkness when a power outage struck much of the downtown area at the McPherson Square station. A power outage today caused a blackout in parts of downtown Washington, including the White House, leaving thousands without electricity and sparking fires on the subway, officials said.

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