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Photos of the week ending September 22, 2023

A “danger” sign is posted at a work site on the East Front plaza of the Capitol on Wednesday.
A “danger” sign is posted at a work site on the East Front plaza of the Capitol on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

This week featured high-profile visitors to the Hill, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, all while Congress struggled to find a path to avert a government shutdown next week. CQ Roll Call photojournalists were there to capture the action.

Speaker Kevin McCarthy stops to speak with reporters outside his office after leaving the House floor on Monday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz leaves a House Republican Conference meeting in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
McCarthy stops to speak with reporters as he leaves Tuesday’s House Republican Conference meeting in the Capitol. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Attorney General Merrick B. Garland arrives to testify at the House Judiciary Committee hearing titled “Oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice” in the Rayburn House Office Building on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Workers erect scaffolding around the Statue of Freedom atop the Capitol Dome on Wednesday. The statue will undergo inspection and conservation procedures. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Pennsylvania Democratic Sen. John Fetterman rides the senators-only elevator up to the Senate floor for a vote in the Capitol on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Vermont Democratic Sen. Peter Welch, left, and Mississippi GOP Sen. Roger Wicker arrive for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s meeting with senators in the Capitol on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Zelenskyy arrives at the Capitol with House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries for his meeting with House members on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Zelenskyy is escorted by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, left, and Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer from the Old Senate Chamber after his meeting with senators in the Capitol on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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