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Photos of the Week: Farewell to George H.W. Bush Edition

The week of Dec. 3 as captured by Roll Call's photojournalists

Mike Dean, chief upholsterer of the House of Representatives, vacuums the Lincoln catafalque as the Capitol prepares for the arrival of former President George H.W. Bush’s casket in the Capitol Rotunda on Monday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

This week, Congress paused to pay respects to the 41st President of the United States George H.W. Bush, who died Nov. 30 at age 94.

Here’s the entire week in Washington:

UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 3: A member of security sets up above the House side of the Capitol before the late George H.W. Bush arrived to lie in state in the Rotunda on December 3, 2018. Bush passed away Friday at age 94. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
A counter-assault sniper sets up on the roof of the House side of the Capitol before the arrival of the George H.W. Bush to lie in state in the Rotunda on Monday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 3: The casket of the late George H.W. Bush arrives on the East Front of the Capitol to lie in state in the Rotunda on December 3, 2018. Seen at right is his son, former President George W. Bush, and former First Lady Laura Bush. Also pictured to the left of the casket, from right, are Dan Quayle, James Baker, Colin Powell, and Dick Cheney. He passed away Friday at age 94. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
A military honor guard carries the Bush casket up the steps of the Capitol to lie in state in the Rotunda. Seen at right is his son, former President George W. Bush, and former First Lady Laura Bush. Also pictured to the left of the casket, from right, are Dan Quayle, James Baker, Colin Powell, and Dick Cheney. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 3: Former President George H.W. Bush's casket is carried into the Capitol Rotunda on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, where he will lay in state until Wednesday. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Bush’s casket is placed onto the Lincoln Catafalque in the Capitol Rotunda. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 3: From left, former President George W. Bush, former first lady Laura Bush, and former Gov. Jeb Bush watch as former President George H.W. Bush's casket is carried into the Capitol Rotunda on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, where he will lay in state until Wednesday. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
George W. Bush, Laura Bush, and former Gov. Jeb Bush watch in the Rotunda as the casket is carried in. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
President Donald Trump salutes as First Lady Melania Trump holds her hand over her heart at former President George H.W. Bush's casket in the Capitol Rotunda on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
President Donald Trump salutes as First Lady Melania Trump holds her hand over her heart at in the Capitol Rotunda Monday night. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 4: Former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge looks down as Sully, former US President George H. W. Bush's service dog, visits the Capitol Rotunda as the former president lies in state Tuesday, December 4, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge looks down as Sully, George H.W. Bush’s service dog, visits the Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 5: Mari Savickis and her daughter, Nikki, 7, watch the motorcade containing the late George H.W. Bush leave the the Capitol grounds to his funeral at Washington National Cathedral on December 5, 2018. Members of the D.C. National Guard salute in the background. Bush passed away Friday at age 94. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Mari Savickis and her daughter, Nikki, 7, watch the motorcade containing the late George H.W. Bush leave the the Capitol grounds to his funeral at Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday morning. Members of the D.C. National Guard salute in the background. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 5: Senate staffers watch from inside the Russell Senate Office Building as the funeral procession for former President George H.W. Bush departs the Capitol on Wednesday morning, Dec. 5, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Senate staffers watch from inside the Russell Senate Office Building as the funeral procession for Bush departs the Capitol on Wednesday morning. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 5: The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree stands in front of the Capitol on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. The annual treelighting was postponed from Tuesday until tomorrow night due to the funeral of of President George H.W. Bush. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree stands in front of the Capitol on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. The annual tree lighting was postponed for two days due to the ceremonies surrounding Bush funeral. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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