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Photos of the week ending July 5, 2024

Fourth of July fireworks light up the sky over the National Mall in Washington on Thursday.
Fourth of July fireworks light up the sky over the National Mall in Washington on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Some major Supreme Court decisions, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and Independence Day festivities highlighted this Fourth of July recess week in Washington. CQ Roll Call photojournalists were on the scene while Congress took the week off.

Hung Cao, the Republican candidate for Senate in Virginia, walks in the Independence Day Parade in Leesburg, Va., on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Mike Clancy, the Republican candidate for Congress in Virginia’s 10th District, walks in the Independence Day Parade in Leesburg, Va. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Suhas Subramanyam, the Democratic candidate for Congress in Virginia’s 10th District, walks in the Independence Day Parade in Leesburg, Va. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Army veteran Lori Archiquette and members of the Native American Women Warriors present the colors at the National Native American Veterans Memorial on the last day of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on Monday. The theme of the this year’s festival was Indigenous Voices of the Americas. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
One of three large American flags hangs at the facade of Union Station on Monday as part of the Independence Day decorations. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Protesters hold signs in front of the Supreme Court on Monday while waiting for the court to announce its decision on presidential immunity. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
A protester wears a headband adorned with the face of special counsel John L. “Jack” Smith in front of the Supreme Court on Monday while waiting for the court to announce its decision on presidential immunity. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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