2017 photos of the year

Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on Jan. 20. Greg Nash


Protesters burn trash on K Street after President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff: Surveillance warrant docs show that Nunes memo 'misrepresented and distorted these applications' Chicago detention facility under investigation following allegations of abuse of migrant children Ex-Trump aide: Surveillance warrants are 'complete ignorance' and 'insanity' MORE’s inauguration on Jan. 20. Victoria Sarno Jordan


The Women’s March on Washington is seen from 7th Street on Jan. 21. Greg Nash


President Trump speaks to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Jan. 28 with some of his staff looking on. By June, Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusThe Memo: Putin furor sparks new questions on Kelly’s future Wisconsin GOP Senate candidate rips his own parents for donations to Dems Wisconsin GOP Senate hopeful hit by ad highlighting Democratic past MORE, Stephen Bannon, Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerTrump hotel charging Sean Spicer ,000 as book party venue Megyn Kelly grills Sean Spicer over whether he stands by past White House claims Spicer: I believe Trump is a truthful person MORE and Michael Flynn were not working at the White House. Getty Images


Syrian refugee Baraa Haj Khalaf hugs her mother Fattoum as she arrives at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Ill. on Feb. 7. Baraa and her family were previously banned from entering the United States after President Trump signed an executive order banning immigrants from certain countries from entering the country. Getty Images


Protesters demonstrate outside the White House in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline on March 10. Greg Nash


Members of the House Freedom Caucus discuss the American Health Care Act during a meeting on March 23. Greg Nash


President Trump, Justice Anthony Kennedy and Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch arrive for Gorsuch's public swearing-in ceremony at the White House on April 10. Greg Nash


Protesters yell at House Republicans boarding buses to the White House after the American Health Care Act vote on May 4. Greg Nash


Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyThere was nothing remotely treasonous in Trump's performance with Putin Opinion: One FBI text message in Russia probe that should alarm every American Clapper: Intel officials showed Trump evidence of Putin's role in election meddling MORE is sworn in before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing entitled "Russian Federation Efforts to Interfere in the 2016 U.S. Elections" on June 8. Greg Nash


Members of the Democratic and Republican baseball teams pray prior to the annual charity baseball game on June 15. Greg Nash


White House senior adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerGeorge Will charges that Trump colluded with Putin DNC claims Secret Service blocked attempt to deliver lawsuit against Kushner On The Money: US files complaints at WTO | House leaders get deal to boost biz investment | Mnuchin says US will consider Iran sanctions waivers | FCC deals blow to Sinclair-Tribune merger MORE arrives to meet with Senate Intelligence Committee staff to discuss the Russia investigation on July 24. Greg Nash


Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainThe Memo: Summit fallout hits White House Graham: Biggest problem is Trump ‘believes meddling equals collusion’ Obama, Bush veterans dismiss Trump-Putin interpreter subpoena MORE (R-Ariz.) is seen during a press conference on July 27. McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer earlier in the summer and returned in time to cast a deciding vote that prevented an ObamaCare repeal later in the evening. Greg Nash


White nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the alt-right clash with counterprotesters as they enter Emancipation Park during the "Unite the Right" rally Aug. 12 in Charlottesville, Va. Getty Images


Protesters in favor of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program demonstrate outside the Trump Hotel after the Trump administration announced on Sept. 5 it will rescind the program next year. Greg Nash


Candidate for Senate Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreBannon says he will set up group in Europe to boost far-right figures Roby wins Alabama GOP runoff, overcoming blowback from Trump criticism Once a Trump critic, Ala. rep faces runoff with his support MORE (R) shows his gun during campaign rally in Fairhope, Ala., on Sept. 26. Rival Doug Jones (D) would go on to defeat Moore in December after multiple sexual misconduct claims were made against Moore. Getty Images


House Majority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseOvernight Energy: Proposed rule would roll back endangered species protections | House passes Interior, EPA spending | House votes to disavow carbon tax House votes to disavow carbon tax Why the rush to condemn a carbon tax? MORE (R-La.) returns to his office on Sept. 28 after a floor speech. He returned to work for the first time since the June congressional baseball practice shooting. Greg Nash


President Trump throws a paper towel roll as he visits the Calvary Chapel in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 3. Getty Images


Rep. John LewisJohn LewisGeorge Takei to publish graphic novel on his childhood in US internment camp So the Tea Party wants a tea party? Dem lawmakers join nationwide protests against Trump immigration policies MORE (D-Ga.) discusses gun control legislation during a rally on Oct. 4 to honor victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting. Camille Fine


Russian flags are thrown at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellPelosi: 'Thug' Putin not welcome in Congress GOP to White House: End summit mystery Sunk judicial pick spills over into Supreme Court fight MORE (R-Ky.) and President Trump prior to a Senate Republican policy luncheon to discuss tax reform on Oct. 24. UPI photo


Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) celebrates winning the governor’s race during an election night party in Fairfax, Va., on Nov. 7. Greg Nash


Michael Flynn leaves the Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse on Dec. 1 after pleading guilty to lying to the FBI in the bureau’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Greg Nash


Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenControversial Trump judicial nominee withdraws AP Analysis: 25 state lawmakers running in 2018 have been accused of sexual misconduct Franken offers Dems a line of questioning for Kavanaugh's 'weirdly specific bit of bulls---' MORE (D-Minn.) leaves the Capitol after announcing on Dec. 7 he will resign from his seat after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. Camille Fine


Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai takes a sip from his coffee mug after voting to end net neutrality rules on Dec. 14. Greg Nash


Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanPelosi: 'Thug' Putin not welcome in Congress Interior fast tracks study of drilling's Arctic impact: report Dems unveil slate of measures to ratchet up pressure on Russia MORE (R-Wis.) gives a thumbs up to House Budget Committee Chairman Diane BlackDiane Lynn BlackBrady at White House meeting: House to vote on more tax cuts in September GOP lawmaker introduces legislation labelling first-time illegal border crossing as a felony Scalise throws support behind Black, Blackburn ahead of Tennessee primary MORE (R-Tenn.) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin BradyKevin Patrick BradySenate panel advances Trump IRS nominee GOP looks to blunt Dems’ attacks on rising premiums Meet the woman who is Trump's new emissary to Capitol Hill MORE (R-Texas) after enrolling the Tax Cut and Jobs Act on Dec. 21. Greg Nash