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Photos of the Week: Impeachment is in the air, but first recess

The week of Sept. 27 as captured by Roll Call’s photojournalists

A coalition of progressive activist groups, including MoveOn.org, hold a rally at the Capitol on Thursday, calling on Congress to impeach President Donald Trump. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Talk of impeachment dominated a week that began with climate protests snarling rush hour traffic in Washington on Monday morning. 

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 23: Climate change protesters block morning traffic near the U.S. Capitol at rush hour on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. A coalition of climate activists under the umbrella “Shut Down D.C.” blocked intersections throughout DC to draw attention to climate change. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
Climate change protesters block morning rush hour traffic near the Capitol on Monday. A coalition of climate activists under the umbrella “Shut Down DC” blocked intersections throughout Washington to draw attention to climate change. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 23: Protesters calling for action of climate change block the intersection of 18th Street and Massachusetts Avenue, NW, on Monday, September 23, 2019. Climate activists calling the action “Shut Down D.C.” blocked intersections throughout the city to draw attention to climate change. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Climate protesters block the intersection of 18th Street and Massachusetts Avenue Northwest in Washington on Monday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 24: Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., arrives for the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy hearing titled “Don’t Vape: Examining the Outbreak of Lung Disease and CDC’s Urgent Warning Not to Use E-Cigarettes,” in Rayburn Building on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Kentucky Rep. James Comer talks on his phone as he arrives for a House Oversight and Reform subcommittee hearing on vaping on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 24: Reps. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., and Jason Crow, D-Colo., prepare for a television interview in the Capitol on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. (Photo By Tom William/CQ Roll Call)
Reps. Abigail Spanberger of Virginia and Jason Crow of Colorado prepare for a television interview in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Tom William/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 24: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., walks with her Deputy Chief of Staff Drew Hamill past the Sir Winston Churchill bust as she exits the Capitol on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Speaker Nancy Pelosi walks with her deputy chief of staff, Drew Hamill, past the bust of Winston Churchill as she exits the Capitol on Tuesday on her way to the Atlantic Festival to talk about impeachment. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 24: House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., arrive for a meeting with the House Democratic Caucus about an impeachment inquiry of President Trump in the Capitol on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. Committee counsels Norm Eisen, second from left, and Barry Berke, right, also appear. (Photo By Tom William/CQ Roll Call)
House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, second from right, and Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot L. Engel, third from right, arrive Tuesday for a meeting with the House Democratic Caucus about a presidential impeachment inquiry. (Tom William/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 24: The Mean Machine team, consisting of members of Congress, hold up the winning trophy after defeating the Guards team, made up of current and former U.S. Capitol Police members, during the annual Congressional Football Game for Charity on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
The Mean Machine team, consisting of members of Congress and retired NFL players, hold up their trophy Tuesday after defeating the Guards team, made up of current and former members of the U.S. Capitol Police, in the biannual Congressional Football Game for Charity. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 25: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., navigates through a crowd of tourists as he arrives for a meeting in Speaker Pelosi’s office in the Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer navigates through a crowd of tourists Wednesday as he heads to Pelosi’s office for a meeting on impeachment. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 25: Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., accidently walks into the press conference stakeout for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s press conference on impeachment in the Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin III accidentally walks into the stakeout for Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer’s press conference on impeachment Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 25: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., holds up a copy of the transcript of President Donald Trump’s phone call with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy during his press conference on impeachment in the Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Schumer holds up a copy of the transcript of Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy during his Wednesday press conference on impeachment. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 26: The media gathers in the hallway outside of the House Intelligence Committee hearing room as Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire testifies before the committee on the Capitol on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
Members of the media crowd the hallway Thursday as the House Intelligence Committee holds its hearing with acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 27: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and his security detail prepare to leave the Capitol after the last votes before the two-week recess on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
After a grueling three weeks of work, Congress left Washington on Friday for a two-week recess. Hoyer and his security detail are shown leaving the Capitol after the last votes of the week. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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