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Photos of the Week: Kids, a Kardashian and Macron at Capitol ... and More

The week of April 23 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., arrives to hold his weekly press conference as press offspring play on stage during Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Thursday saw some cute new members of the press corps and congressional staff — the children who took over the Capitol during Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

The visitors offered moments of levity during leadership news conferences in an otherwise busy and heated week on Capitol Hill. 

In nearby Alexandria, Va., it was a somber Wednesday morning on the baseball field where the GOP members practice for the annual Congressional Baseball Game. They took the field for the first time since the shooting last June that left Majority Whip Steve Scalise seriously injured and several others wounded.

Here’s the entire week in photos:

UNITED STATES - APRIL 23: Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., left, and ranking member Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., confer before a Senate Foreign Relations committee markup in Dirksen Building on the nomination of Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state on April 23, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and ranking member Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., confer before a Senate Foreign Relations committee markup in Dirksen Building on the nomination of Mike Pompeo to be secretary of State on Monday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 24: Kourtney Kardashian arrives for an Environmental Working Group briefing on cosmetics reform in Russell Building on April 24, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Kourtney Kardashian arrives for an Environmental Working Group briefing on cosmetics reform in Russell Building on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 24: Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, nominee for Veterans Affairs secretary, leaves Dirksen Building after a meeting with Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., on April 24, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, who withdrew his name this week as nominee for Veterans Affairs secretary, leaves Dirksen Building after a meeting with Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 24: Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind., rides the Senate subway to the Russell Senate Office building on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind., rides the Senate subway to the Russell Senate Office building on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 24: Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., speaks with reporters as he boards the Senate subway in the Capitol on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., speaks with reporters as he boards the Senate subway in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 25: Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., jumps to avoid mud during the Republican baseball team's first practice of the year at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Va., on April 25, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., jumps to avoid mud during the Republican baseball team’s first practice of the year at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Va., on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 25: Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, speaks during a news conference with members of the Republican baseball team after the first practice of the year Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Va., on April 25, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Joe L. Barton, R-Texas, speaks during a news conference with members of the Republican baseball team. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 25: U.S. Capitol Police stand guard at the Republican baseball team's first practice of the year at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Va., on April 25, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
U.S. Capitol Police stand guard at the Republican baseball team’s first practice of the year. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
French President Emmanuel Macron shakes hands with members of Congress as he arrives to address both the House and Senate in a joint meeting of Congress on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
French President Emmanuel Macron shakes hands with members of Congress as he arrives to address both the House and Senate in a joint meeting of Congress on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 25: Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., wears a apron while holding a spatula during the eighth annual Minnesota Congressional Delegation Hotdish Competition in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., wears a apron while holding a spatula during the eighth annual Minnesota Congressional Delegation Hotdish Competition in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Watch: Minnesota Hotdish Competition Means Lots of Tater Tots, Mushroom Soup

UNITED STATES - APRIL 25: Attorney General Jeff Sessions waits to enter the hearing room for the Senate Appropriations' Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing on the FY2019 budget for the Justice Department on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions waits to enter the hearing room for the Senate Appropriations’ Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing on the FY2019 budget for the Justice Department on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 26: From left, General Joseph Dunford, Jr., USMC Chairman of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, and Under Secretary of Defense David Norquist takes their seats for the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2019 on Thursday, April 26, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
From left, Marine General Joseph Dunford, Jr., Chairman of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, and Undersecretary of Defense David Norquist take their seats for the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2019 on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 26: EPA Director Scott Pruitt arrives to testify before a House Energy and Commerce Environment Subcommittee hearing in Rayburn Building titled "The FY2019 Environmental Protection Agency Budget," on April 26, 2018. In addition to the budget, Pruitt faced questions about controversies that have occurred at the agency during his tenure. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
EPA director Scott Pruitt arrives to testify before a House Energy and Commerce Environment Subcommittee hearing in Rayburn Building titled “The FY2019 Environmental Protection Agency Budget,” on Thursday. In addition to the budget, Pruitt faced questions about controversies at the agency during his tenure. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds her weekly news conference with children of congressional staff and reporters in celebration of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Thursday, April 26, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds her weekly news conference with children of congressional staff and reporters in celebration of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 26: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, takes a selfie with Hina Kanwel, of Monroe Energy, during a news conference on "finding a win-win solution for both corn farmers and refinery workers, who face skyrocketing RINs (renewable identification numbers) prices under the renewable fuel standard," on the east lawn of the Capitol on April 26, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, takes a selfie with Hina Kanwel, of Monroe Energy, during a news conference on “finding a win-win solution for both corn farmers and refinery workers, who face skyrocketing RINs (renewable identification numbers) prices under the renewable fuel standard,” on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
The Capitol dome as seen through one of the fountains on the east front on Thursday, April 26, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
The Capitol dome as seen through one of the fountains on the East Front on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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