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Photos of the Week: A Government Shutdown, Several Protests and a January Barbecue

The week of Jan. 27 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

Protesters cross Constiution Avenue in Washington on Saturday as they arrive for the Women’s March one year after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

It’s not yet March, but the week of Jan. 22 came in like a lion and out like a lamb.

Action on Capitol Hill throughout the previous weekend and on Monday saw a government shutdown, multiple protests, long lines to get to work at Hill office buildings and more.

By Thursday night, both chambers had recessed as uncertainty over an immigration bill and the next round of decisions for funding the government loomed.

Here’s the entire week in photos:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's staff sets up a "#TRUMPSHUTDOWN" poster before her press conference with women House Democrats in the Capitol as the government shutdown continues on Sunday. The poster was taken down before the press conference started. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
A staffer for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sets up a “#TRUMPSHUTDOWN” poster before her Sunday press conference with female House Democrats in the Capitol as the government shutdown continued. The poster was taken down before the press conference began. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
From left, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., leave after meeting in Senate Leader McConnell's office as Senate moderates try to find a way to end the government shutdown on Sunday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, center, followed by Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, leaves after meeting in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office on Sunday as a bipartisan group of senators worked to find a solution to the continuing government shutdown. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Dreamers protest outside of the Capitol calling for passage of the Dream Act as Congress works to find a way to end the government shutdown on Sunday evening. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Supporters of the so-called DREAM Act protest outside of the Capitol on Sunday as lawmakers worked to end the government shutdown. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Pippen, a Samoyed, Hill staffers and others wait in a long line to enter Dirksen Building as only certain doors to the Senate office buildings were open while Congress works to end the government shutdown on Monday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Pippen, a Samoyed, Hill staffers and others wait in line to enter the Dirksen Building since only certain doors to the Senate office buildings were open on the first work day of the government shutdown. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., makes her way to a meeting in the Capitol as Congress works to end the government shutdown on Monday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein makes her way to a meeting in the Capitol on Monday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., flashes his Philadelphia Eagles shirt as Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S. Dak., looks on as they arrive for the House Republican Conference meeting in the Capitol on Monday. The Philadelphia Eagles will face off against the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Pennsylvania Rep. Charlie Dent flashes his Philadelphia Eagles shirt as South Dakota Rep. Kristi Noem looks on as they arrive for the House Republican Conference meeting in the Capitol on Monday. The Philadelphia Eagles will face off against the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
A bipartisan group of Senators hold a new conference in the Capitol after they voted to end debate on a continuing resolution to reopen the government on Monday. Appearing are, from left, Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Tim Kaine, D-Va., Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Susan Collins, R-Maine, Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
A bipartisan group of senators hold a new conference in the Capitol on Monday after a procedural vote that cleared the way to reopen the government. Appearing from left are, Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, Tim Kaine, Heidi Heitkamp, Joe Donnelly, Joe Manchin III, Susan Collins, Jeff Flake, Lisa Murkowski, Amy Klobuchar and Maggie Hassan. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Doug Jones, R-Ala., speaks with reporters in the Capitol after the Senate vote to reopen the government on Monday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Alabama Sen. Doug Jones speaks with reporters in the Capitol on Monday after the Senate vote to reopen the government. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Storm clouds pass over the dome of the U.S. Capitol building on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Storm clouds pass over the dome of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., peeks into the Senate Republican Policy luncheon in the Capitol before entering on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton peeks into the Capitol’s Mansfield Room on Tuesday before entering to join Senate Republicans for their weekly policy lunch. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, talks with reporters on the Senate subway after the Senate Policy luncheons in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Maine Sen. Angus King talks with reporters on the Senate subway after the Senate policy lunches in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks during the Senate Democrats press conference following the Senate Democrats' policy lunch in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer speaks during the Senate Democrats’ press conference Tuesday after their policy lunch in the Capitol. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Chairman Mike Enzi, Wyo., left, speaks with CBO Director Keith Hall before the start of the Senate Budget Committee hearing on oversight of the Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Budget Chairman Michael B. Enzi, left, speaks with Congressional Budget Office Director Keith Hall before the start of a committee hearing Wednesday on CBO oversight. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., eat barbecue during an event in Russell Building to introduce the Earmark Elimination Act and demonstrate that Congress can "eat pork without spending it," on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sens. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Claire McCaskill of Missouri eat barbecue during an event in the Russell Building on Wednesday to introduce the Earmark Elimination Act and demonstrate that Congress can “eat pork without spending it.” (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., helps his daughter Alexandra, 14, with algebra homework as Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., looks on, during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in Dirksen Building titled "Global Challenges and U.S. National Security Strategy," featuring testimony by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State George Shultz, and former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse helps his daughter Alexandra, 14, with algebra homework Thursday as South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott looks on during a Senate Armed Services hearing entitled “Global Challenges and U.S. National Security Strategy.” (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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