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Photos of the Week: Science and Pot Protests, a Senate Bus Ride and Kids on the Hill

The week of April 24 as captured by Roll Call's photographers

Archer Somodevilla, son of Getty Images photojournalist Chip Somodevilla, takes photos during Speaker of the House Paul D. Ryan's weekly news conference in the Capitol on Thursday. Thursday was "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day." (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Congress returned this week from its two-week recess and while fears of a government shutdown fizzled by Thursday, there was a lot of other action on the Hill. 

 

Several protests marked the beginning of the week, including the March for Science on Saturday and a "smoke-in" by a pro-marijuana group on Monday. 

 

On Wednesday, senators boarded buses for a briefing on North Korea down Pennsylvania Ave. at the White House. And Thursday marked the annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

 

Here's the full week in photos:

 

UNITED STATES - APRIL 22: Marchers, including Bill Nye the Science Guy, center, lead the March for Science down Constitution Avenue in Washington on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Thousands of pro-science and environmental activists rallied on the National Mall before marching towards the Capitol. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Marchers, including Bill Nye the Science Guy — center — lead the March for Science down Constitution Avenue in Washington on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. Thousands of pro-science and environmental activists rallied on the National Mall before marching toward the Capitol. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 24: A man holds a marijuana joint in his clenched fit during the DCMJ.org marijuana protest in front of the U.S. Capitol on Monday, April 24, 2017. The group held their protest to call on Congress to reschedule the drug classification of marijuana. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
A man holds a marijuana joint in his clenched fit during the DCMJ.org marijuana protest in front of the Capitol on Monday. The group held their protest to call on Congress to reschedule the drug classification of marijuana. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 24: Adam Eidinger, founder of DCMJ.org, is arrested by U.S. Capitol Police after he and several others smoked marijuana in front of the U.S. Capitol on Monday, April 24, 2017. The group held their protest to call on Congress to reschedule the drug classification of marijuana. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Adam Eidinger, founder of DCMJ.org, is arrested by U.S. Capitol Police after he and several others smoked marijuana in front of the U.S. Capitol. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 25: President Donald Trump watches the lighting of memorial candles during the annual Days of Remembrance Holocaust ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda on April 25, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
President Donald Trump watches the lighting of memorial candles during the annual Days of Remembrance Holocaust ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 25: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves a news conference in the Capitol after the Senate Policy luncheons on April 25, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves a news conference in the Capitol after the Senate Policy luncheons Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 26: A waste basket sits under the witness table as Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., and Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., prepare to make statements in opposition to using Yucca Mountain as a nuclear waste disposal site during the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment hearing on the "Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act Of 2017" on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
A waste basket sits under the witness table as Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., and Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., prepare to make statements in opposition to using Yucca Mountain as a nuclear waste disposal site during the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment hearing on the "Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act Of 2017" on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 26: A student from Wisconsin takes a break on the East Front of the Capitol on April 26, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
A student from Wisconsin takes a break on the East Front of the Capitol on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 26: Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., right, and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., attend a news conference at the House Triangle on April 26, 2017, with the United Mine Workers of America on the Miners Protection Act, which would address expiring health care and pension benefits. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., right, and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., attend a news conference at the House Triangle on Wednesday, with the United Mine Workers of America on the Miners Protection Act, which would address expiring health care and pension benefits. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 26: Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., sit in the front row of one of the buses transporting Senators to a briefing on North Korea at the White House on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Sen. Richard C. Shelby, R-Ala., sit in the front row of one of the buses transporting senators to a briefing on North Korea at the White House on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 27: Navy Adm. Harry Harris Jr., commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, greets Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and his son Gabriel, 2, before Harris testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in Dirksen Building titled "United States Pacific Command and United States Forces Korea," on April 27, 2017. Kids were on the Hill for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Navy Adm. Harry Harris Jr., commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, greets Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and his son Gabriel, 2, before Harris testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in Dirksen Building on Thursday. Kids were on the Hill for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 27: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds her weekly news conference in the Capitol on Thursday, April 27, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds her weekly news conference in the Capitol on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 27: Simone Biles, an Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics prepares to address the crowd during a Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility event on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day in Russell Building on April 27, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Simone Biles, an Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics prepares to address the crowd during a Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility event on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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