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Photos of the Week: Town halls and closed doors as impeachment ramps up
The week of Oct. 4 as captured by Roll Call's photographers

Trump supporters protest outside of a town hall held by Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., at New Hope Baptist Church in Virginia Beach on Thursday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

It may be recess, but the Hill was full of reporters and members of the House committees that began an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. 

Roll Call hit the road to visit Democratic town halls in Pennsylvania and Virginia. In Allentown, Pa., Rep. Susan Wild got questions about whether she’d be working on anything other than impeachment. While Rep. Elaine, Luria of Virginia’s 2nd District — which Trump won in 2016 — faced little opposition over her support of the impeachment probe. 

Photos: Climate change protesters #ShutDownDC intersections
Photos of the day as captured by Roll Call's photographers

Climate change protesters took to the streets of Washington on Monday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

A coalition of activists under the umbrella Shut Down DC blocked intersections throughout Washington on Monday morning, saying their aim is to draw attention to climate change.

Traffic was rerouted at intersections, including Massachusetts Avenue and North Capitol Street near Capitol Hill.

Photos of the Week: School’s out for the summer edition
The week of August 2 as captured by Roll Call’s photojournalists

Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., waits for the Senate subway doors to open as he heads to the Senate floor for a vote on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Photos of the Week: Stewart smirks, Stevens at rest and Mueller milieu
The week of July 26 as captured by Roll Call’s photojournalists

Jon Stewart, former host of The Daily Show, smiles as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks by at the Ohio Clock Corridor in the Capitol on Tuesday. The Senate voted 97-2 later in the day to pass HR 1327 — a bill that would authorize funding for 9/11 first responders to be compensated. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

It was a week for the history books on Capitol Hill. 

Washingtonians said goodbye to former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who died July 16 at age 99. Many on the Hill smirked at Jon Stewart’s now-famous smirk and, of course, the nation mulled over the Robert S. Mueller III hearings in the House.

Photo of the day: Stewart smiles at McConnell
Jon Stewart was in the Capitol for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Act vote

Jon Stewart, former host of The Daily Show, smiles as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks by the Ohio Clock Corridor in the Capitol on Tuesday before the Senate vote to pass permanent authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Editor’s note: Roll Call photo editor Bill Clark gives his first-person report on how he got the above photo that made headlines Tuesday. 

I was standing in the Capitol with a few other photographers outside of the Senate Republicans’ policy lunch for the expected arrival of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. That’s when Jon Stewart — a stalwart advocate for 9/11 first responders — happened to walk by.

Photos of the day: July Fourth in Washington
The holiday as captured by Roll Call's photojournalist Caroline Brehman

People watch President Donald Trump’s “Salute to America” at an Independence Day celebration in front of the Lincoln Memorial on Thursday. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

Crowds gathered Thursday on the National Mall in Washington for President Donald Trump’s “A Salute to America” celebration.

Photos of the Week: SCOTUS finale, congressional baseball and recess
The week of June 28 as captured by Roll Call’s photojournalists

Umbrellas shade the TV news crews waiting for the Supreme Court to hand down decisions on the census and gerrymandering cases Monday, as the court wraps up its term this week. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

This week saw the Supreme Court wrap up its term, aide and daughter to the president Ivanka Trump visiting Capitol Hill, lunching with GOP senators, a head over heels baseball game and another an empty chair.

After all that action, it’s time for recess. 

Photos of the Week: A moose and a bear enter the Capitol
The week of June 3 as captured by Roll Call’s photojournalists

Tourists stop to take photos in the Small Senate Rotunda after touring the Old Supreme Court Chamber in the Capitol on Monday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Lawmakers returned from the Memorial Day recess to a shortened week, thanks to the departure of the delegation — led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi — to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France.

Back in Washington, the capital city marked the WWII victory at Normandy with a memorial at the war’s memorial on the National Mall.

10 images that define the week in Washington
The week of May 6 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

Rep. Billy Long, R-Mo., shows off his $45 Trump bills after participating in a press conference on national security outside of the Capitol on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Another week in Washington has come to close. Lawmakers spent the first week of May holding hearings on the fallout of the Mueller report and honoring fallen law enforcement officers. 

At the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, President Donald Trump’s my-way-or-the-highway negotiating style was on full display this week, John T. Bennett writes. But the president is set to end the week with little gained on some big campaign promises.

Photos of the Week: Congress is back from recess, and we’ve got photos to prove it
The week of May 3 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

A poster of President Donald Trump and the wax figure of singer Whitney Houston are on display as a window washer cleans the windows at Madame Tussauds wax museum in Washington on Monday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Congress is back from recess, and we have the photos to prove it.