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Photos of the week: Cherry blossoms, Final Four prep and ‘Queer Eye’

The week of April 1 as captured by Roll Call's photographers

Aiden Anthony, right, and Cameron Foreman, both 7, participate in the Blossom Kite Festival on the National Mall on Saturday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

The cherry blossoms reached peak bloom this week just in time for the annual festival celebrating the special branches.

It was a busy week on the Hill full of multiple subpoena-authorizing hearings, a speech from the NATO secretary general, basketball excitement and a visit from the Netflix stars of the show “Queer Eye.”

Here’s the entire week in Washington:

UNITED STATES - MARCH 31: Tourists take photos of the cherry blossoms at the tidal basin in Washington on Sunday, March 31, 2019. The cherry blossoms were forecasted to hit their peak bloom on Monday. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Tourists take photos of the cherry blossoms at the tidal basin in Washington on Sunday as the trees hit their peak bloom. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 2: Gov. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., takes his seat to testify during the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change hearing on combatting climate change on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Gov. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., takes his seat to testify during the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change hearing on combatting climate change on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 2: Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, speaks as ranking member Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, listens during the House Oversight and Reform Committee markup of a resolution authorizing issuance of subpoenas related to security clearances and the 2020 Census on Tuesday, April 2m 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, speaks on Tuesday as ranking member Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, listens during the House Oversight and Reform Committee markup of a resolution authorizing subpoenas related to White House security clearances and the 2020 Census. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 2: Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., arrive to the Supreme Court for a rally with Congressional Democrats on a resolution condemning a federal court ruling overturning the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., arrive Tuesday at the Supreme Court for a rally with congressional Democrats on a resolution condemning a federal court ruling overturning the Affordable Care Act. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 2: Actress Michelle Williams speaks during the Democratic Women’s Caucus press conference marking Equal Pay Day and celebrating passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Actress Michelle Williams speaks during the Democratic Women’s Caucus press conference marking Equal Pay Day and celebrating passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 3: Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., cites a Roll Call story as ranking member Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., looks on, during a House Judiciary Committee markup in Rayburn Building on a resolution to authorize the issuance of subpoenas to obtain the full Robert Mueller report on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., cites a Roll Call story during the House Judiciary Committee markup hearing on a resolution to authorize the issuance of subpoenas to obtain the full Robert S. Mueller report on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 3: Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, lead the procession of Senators through the Capitol rotunda to the House chamber for the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, lead the procession of senators through the Capitol Rotunda to the House chamber for NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 3: Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., cheers as NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addressed a joint meeting of Congress in the Capitol's House Chamber on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., reacts as Stoltenberg addresses a joint meeting of Congress. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 3: Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., stands as NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg mentions that his mother was born in Paterson, N.J., during a joint meeting of Congress in the Capitol's House Chamber on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J., stands as Stoltenberg mentions that his mother was born in Paterson, N.J., during the joint meeting of Congress. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 3: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg talks with Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., after addressing a joint meeting of Congress in the Capitol's House Chamber on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Stoltenberg talks with Pence and Pelosi after addressing a joint meeting of Congress. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 3: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks with Rep. Carol Miller, R-W.Va., after NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addressed a joint meeting of Congress in the Capitol's House Chamber on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks with Rep. Carol Miller, R-W.Va., after the NATO chief’s address. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 3: A news photographer takes a photo of the empty witness chair set for Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross in the House Appropriations Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing on the Department of Commerce Budget Request for FY 2020 on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Secretary Ross did not attend to testify. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
A photojournalist takes a photo of the empty witness chair set for Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross in the House Appropriations Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing on the Department of Commerce Budget Request for FY 2020 on Wednesday. Secretary Ross did not attend to testify. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 4: Rep. Jodey Arrington, R-Texas, films a video on the House steps in support of Texas Tech basketball in the NCAA Final Four on Thursday, April 4, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Jodey C. Arrington, R-Texas, films a video Thursday on the House steps in support of Texas Tech’s appearance in the NCAA Final Four this weekend. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

 

UNITED STATES - APRIL 4: Tan France, left, and Antoni Porowski from the Netflix series Queer Eye, are seen outside the Capitol after meeting with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Thursday, April 4, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Tan France, left, and Antoni Porowski from the Netflix series “Queer Eye” are seen outside the Capitol after meeting with Pelosi on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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