Politicians from both sides of the aisle embraced Instagram in 2013, and we're impressed with some of the quality photos members posted on the social networking site.

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Sen. Chuck SchumerCharles SchumerDemocrats urge Trump to condemn Charlottesville violence Melania Trump on Charlottesville protests: 'No good comes from violence' It's time for McConnell to fight with Trump instead of against him MORE (D-N.Y.) is seen cooking at a BBQ, huddling with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and, of course, spending some quality time with constituents.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) has posted photos of him playing soccer, conducting media interviews and mocking the sequester.

Sen. Rob PortmanRob PortmanCongress should think twice on the Israel Anti-Boycott Act Senators push for possible FCC enforcement over Lifeline fraud The fight to protect the Affordable Care Act isn’t over MORE (R-Ohio) is seen hunting, showing off his Christmas tree and giving out turkeys and gifts to families in need.

Other members who signed up for Instagram this year include Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), as well as Reps. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), Steven Horsford (D-Nev.), Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and Aaron Schock (R-Ill.).