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Photos of the Week: Summer ’18 Continues With Hot Dogs, a Flood and, Of Course, Protests

The week of July 16 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

Photographer Leandra Brown shoots photos of ballerina Sabrina Schulbach in midair on the East Plaza of the Capitol on Monday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The summer is in full swing in Washington with the Hill abuzz after the president’s Helsinki meeting earlier this week with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The week saw demonstrators gather in front of the White House to protest President Donald Trump’s overseas summit.

Back at the Capitol, a summer staple — the hot dog lunch giveaway brought free food and former Major League Baseball greats to staffers of all kinds.

Here's the entire week in Washington:

UNITED STATES - JULY 16: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., conducts a news conference in the Capitol where he criticized President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 16, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., conducts a news conference Monday to criticize President Donald Trump for his remarks at his news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JULY 16: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks with reporters in the Capitol on July 16, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks with reporters in the Capitol on Monday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES – July 17: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks at a House Pro-Choice Caucus news conference held outside of her office to express opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh Tuesday July 17, 2017. (Photo By Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks at a House Pro-Choice Caucus news conference Tuesday held outside of her office to express opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Also pictured, from right, Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue and Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JULY 17: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, right, and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, conduct a photo-op in Russell Building before a meeting on July 17, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Kavanaugh and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, conduct a photo-op in the Russell Building before a meeting on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JULY 17: Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., is seen after the Senate Policy luncheons in the Capitol on July 17, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Richard M. Burr, R-N.C., is seen Tuesday after the Senate policy lunches in the Capitol. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Capitol Police officers keep pedestrians from entering the Cannon Tunnel after heavy rains caused flooding in the walkway from the Capitol to the Cannon House Office Building on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Capitol Police officers keep pedestrians from entering the Cannon tunnel Tuesday after heavy rains caused flooding in the walkway from the Capitol to the Cannon House Office Building. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JULY 18: Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Ky., eats a corn dog during the American Meat Institute's annual Hot Dog Lunch in the Rayburn courtyard on July 18, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Ky., eats a corn dog during the American Meat Institute’s annual Hot Dog Lunch in the Rayburn courtyard on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JULY 18: A woman walks through the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building as sun shines through the skylights on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
A woman walks through the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building on Wednesday as sun shines through the skylights. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES – July 18: Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., laughs with a staffer dressed as a pig during the 2018 Congressional Pig Book launch event hosted by Citizens Against Government Waste Wednesday July 18, 2018. (Photo By Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., laughs with “Pigfoot,” a mascot for the Citizens Against Government Waste, during the 2018 Congressional Pig Book launch event hosted by the watchdog group on Wednesday. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JULY 18: Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.,speaks at a candlelight vigil in front of the White House Wednesday July 18, 2018. The protest called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump in the wake of his controversial meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Photo By Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., speaks at a candlelight vigil in front of the White House on Wednesday. The protest called for Trump’s impeachment of President Donald Trump in the wake of his Helsinki meeting with Putin. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
A protester takes photos of the "treason" sign as protesters gather in front of the White House for a rally and candlelight vigil on Wednesday night. The protest was one of 100-Plus events around the country following 12 new indictments in Mueller’s Russia Probe and Trump’s comments in Helsinki during the summit with Putin. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
A protester takes photos of the “Treason” sign Wednesday night as demonstrators gather in front of the White House for an anti-Trump rally and candlelight vigil on Wednesday night. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JULY 19: From left, Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., gets a high five from Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., as they walk down the House steps with Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., after the final votes of the week on Thursday, July 19, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., gets a high-five from Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., as they walk down the House steps Thursday with Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., after the final votes of the week. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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