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Photos of the week: Snow and a bus ride to nowhere as the shutdown continues

The week of Jan. 14 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

Rep. Anthony Brown, D-Md., takes questions from constituents during his town hall meeting on the government shutdown at the Largo-Kettering Branch Library in the Washington suburbs on Saturday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The shutdown is approaching its fifth week, seemingly with no end in sight. Lawmakers are planning to be in session next week, despite the typical annual recess following the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday.

The past week saw several town halls on the shutdown, a good deal of snow for the capital area and escalating tensions between the president and the speaker. 

Here’s the week in photos:

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 14: Kids sled down the hill on the west side of the U.S. Capitol building on Monday, Jan. 14, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Kids sled down the hill on the west side of the Capitol on Monday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 14: Workers install the name plate of new Senate Majority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., on his Capitol office that was occupied by the former whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, on January 14, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Workers on Monday install the name plate of new Senate Majority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., on his Capitol office that was occupied by the former whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 15: Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., chats with William Barr's grandson Liam about making snowballs and flying on Air Force One before the start of the confirmation hearing for William P. Barr, nominee to he Attorney General of the United States, in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., chats with William Barr’s grandson Liam about making snowballs and flying on Air Force One before the start of the confirmation hearing for William P. Barr, nominee to the Attorney General of the United States, in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 15: William P. Barr, nominee for attorney general, prepares for a break during his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Hart Building on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
William P. Barr, nominee for attorney general, prepares for a break during his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Hart Building on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 16: Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., walks down the Senate steps as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks during their news conference to call on President Trump to re-open the government on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Each Senator carried large photos of federal workers affected by the governement shut down. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., walks down the Senate steps on Wednesday to join Senate Minority Leader Chuck E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and the Senate Democrats at their news conference on the Senate steps to call on President Donald Trump to re-open the government. Each senator carried large photos of federal workers affected by the government shut down. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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UNITED STATES - JANUARY 16: Chef Jose AndrÈs' nonprofit World Central Kitchen serves up meals for federal workers affected by the government shut down in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Chef Jose Andres’ nonprofit World Central Kitchen serves up meals for federal workers affected by the government shut down in Washington on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 16: Former Washington National Jayson Werth, right, and Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., are seen in the Capitol on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Werth was on the Hill to discuss agriculture issues. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Former Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth, right, and Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., are seen in the Capitol on Wednesday. Werth was on the Hill to discuss agriculture issues. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 16: Rep. Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., holds a letter in the Russell Building that was delivered to the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., calling on the Senate to act on House passed legislation to reopen the government on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., holds a letter in the Russell Building that was delivered to the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., calling on the Senate to act on House passed legislation to reopen the government on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 17: Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is seen on a bus, before subsequently being dropped at Rayburn Building, after an overseas CODEL was postponed by President Trump on Thursday, January 17, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is seen on an Air Force  bus, before being dropped at Rayburn Building, after an overseas CODEL was postponed by President Trump on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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