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Photos of the week: 116th Congress sworn in as shutdown continues

The week of Dec. 31 as captured by Roll Call’s photojournalists

Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., is seen in the Capitol's House chamber before members were sworn in on the first day of the 116th Congress on Jan. 3. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

The holiday season ended, the partial government shutdown continued and new members were sworn into the 116th Congress this week.

Here's the entire week of Dec. 31 in photos:

Garbage overflows a trash can on the National Mall across from the White House on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. The National Park Service, which is responsible for trash removal, is not operating due to the government shut down. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Garbage overflows a trash can on the National Mall across from the White House on Tuesday, Jan. 1. The National Park Service, which is responsible for trash removal, is not operating due to the government shut down. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

 

While the Lincoln Memorial remains open to visitors, some facilities are closed due to the government shut down on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
While the Lincoln Memorial remains open to visitors, some facilities are closed due to the government shut down on Tuesday, Jan. 1. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
A sign outside of the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum notifies visitors that all Smithsonian museums are closed due to the government shut down on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
A sign outside of the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum notifies visitors that all Smithsonian museums are closed due to the government shut down on Wednesday, Jan. 2. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Architect of the Capitol workers start removing ornaments from the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Architect of the Capitol workers start removing ornaments from the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree on Wednesday, Jan. 2. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., leaves the the Capitol for a meeting at the White House on day 12 of the partial government shutdown on January 2, 2019. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., leaves the Capitol for a meeting at the White House on day 12 of the partial government shutdown on Jan. 2. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Tony Bennett and his wife Susan Crow leave a reception in the Speaker of the House office suite before the start of the 116th Congress on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Tony Bennett and his wife Susan Crow leave a reception in the Speaker office suite before the start of the 116th Congress on Thursday, Jan. 3. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney talks with Reps. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., far left, and Collin Peterson, D-Minn., in the Capitol's House chamber before members were sworn in on the first day of the 116th Congress on January 3, 2019. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney talks with Reps. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., far left, and Collin Peterson, D-Minn., in the Capitol's House chamber on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Soon-to-be Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosileaves the Speaker's office suite on her way to the House floor for the start of the 116th Congress on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Soon-to-be Speaker Nancy Pelosi leaves the speaker's office suite on her way to the House floor for the start of the 116th Congress on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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Architect of the Capitol employee Gary Bullis hangs the new sign at the entran ce to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's office suite after she was elected Speaker on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Architect of the Capitol employee Gary Bullis hangs the new sign at the entrance to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office suite after she was elected. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., look up to the gallery in the House chamber before the start of the election of the Speaker of the House on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., look up to the gallery in the House chamber before the start of the election of the speaker on Thursday, Jan. 3. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., tally votes before she won the speakership in the Capitol's House chamber on the first day of the 116th Congress on January 3, 2019. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., tally votes before she won the speakership in the Capitol's House chamber on the first day of the 116th Congress on January 3, 2019. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., greets Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., before she won the speakership in the Capitol's House chamber on the first day of the 116th Congress on January 3, 2019. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., greets Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., before she won the speakership in the Capitol's House chamber. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is sworn in after inviting children to join her, in the Capitol's House chamber on the first day of the 116th Congress on January 3, 2019. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is sworn in after inviting children to join her. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Freshman Reps. from left, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Barbara Lee, D-Texas, Annie Kuster, D-N.H., and Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., take a selfie on the House floor before the start of the election of the Speaker of the House on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Freshman Reps. from left, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Barbara Lee, D-Texas, Annie Kuster, D-N.H., and Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., take a selfie on the House floor. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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