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Photos of the Week: Haspel Hearing (and Protests), Detainees Return and More

The week of May 7 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

The Service Year Alliance convened on the West Front of the Capitol on Monday in inflatable eagle costumes to call on Congress to expand funding in the 2019 budget for AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps and YouthBuild. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)

The focal point of the week of May 7 on Capitol Hill was the series of meetings that Gina Haspel had with senators, as well as the culminating confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Just outside of D.C. on Thursday morning, a scene played out on a tarmac — Secretary of State Mike Pompeoreturned with three American citizens who had been detained in North Korea, and the president was there to greet them.

Here’s the entire week in photos:

UNITED STATES - MAY 7: Gina Haspel, nominee to be director of the CIA, arrives in Hart Building for meetings with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and other senators on May 7, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Gina Haspel, nominee to be director of the CIA, arrives in the Hart Building on Monday for meetings with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and other senators. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wisc.,left, holds a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony for Rep-elect Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., right, as her husband Joe holds the Bible on Monday, May 7, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., holds a ceremonial swearing-in for Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., as her husband, Joe, holds the Bible on Monday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MAY 8: Rev. Pat Conroy, the chaplain for the US House of Representatives, delivers the opening prayer on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, during the United States Capitol Police annual memorial service honoring the four USCP officers who have died in the line of duty. This year is the 20th anniversary of the deaths of Officer Jacob Chestnut and Detective John Gibson while protecting the U.S. Capitol from a gunman’s attack on July 24, 1998. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rev. Patrick J. Conroy, the chaplain for the House, delivers the opening prayer on Tuesday, during the Capitol Police annual memorial service honoring the four officers who have died in the line of duty. This year is the 20th anniversary of the deaths of Jacob Chestnut and John Gibson while protecting the Capitol from a gunman’’s attack on July 24, 1998. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MAY 8: Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., talks with a reporter before the Senate Democratic Policy luncheon in the Capitol on May 8, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., talks with a reporter before the Senate Democratic policy lunch in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MAY 8: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cracks a smile as he speaks to the press after the Senate Republican Policy luncheon in the Capitol on May 8, 2018. (Photo By Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cracks a smile as he speaks to the press after the Senate Republican policy lunch. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MAY 9: A CodePink protester is arrested by Capitol Police before the start of the Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing for Gina Haspel, nominee to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency, on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
A Code Pink protester is arrested by Capitol Police before the start of the Senate Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing for Haspel on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MAY 9: Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., center, and ranking member Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., third from left, arrive for the Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing for Gina Haspel, nominee to be director of the CIA, in Hart Building on May 9, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., and ranking member Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., third from left, arrive for the Haspel hearing. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MAY 9: Gina Haspel, nominee to be director of the CIA, testifies during her Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing in Hart Building on May 9, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Haspel testifies before the Intelligence panel on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Watch: Haspel’s Confirmation Hearing Felt Like Deja Vu to 2014 Interrogation Debate

UNITED STATES - MAY 9: The entire Alaska congressional delegation, from left, Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Ark., speak to a group of Close Up program students from Alaska on the House steps on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
The entire Alaska congressional delegation — Sen. Dan Sullivan, Rep. Don Young and Sen. Lisa Murkowski — speaks to a group of Close Up program students from Alaska on the House steps on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MAY 10: Early Thursday morning President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump greeted freed American detainees from North Korea on the tarmac of Andrews Air Base May 10, 2018. (Photo By Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
Early Thursday morning, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump greeted freed American detainees from North Korea on the tarmac of Joint Base Andrews. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MAY 10: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., makes his way through the Capitol Visitor Center after a news conference with House and Senate Democrats on a report which they say shows that prescription drug prices have risen under President Trump on May 10, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., makes his way through the Capitol Visitor Center after a Thursday news conference with House and Senate Democrats on a report they say shows that prescription drug prices have risen under Trump. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MAY 10: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., makes his way through the Capitol Visitor Center after a news conference with House and Senate Democrats on a report which they say shows that prescription drug prices have risen under President Trump on May 10, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Schumer makes his way through the Capitol Visitor Center. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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