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 TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: 'Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti 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 PriebusIntel Dem decries White House 'gag order' after Bannon testimony Overnight Cybersecurity: House votes to renew NSA spying | Trump tweets spark confusion | Signs Russian hackers are targeting Olympics | Bannon expected to appear before House Intel panel Bannon to appear before House committee for Russia probe: report MORE, Stephen Bannon, Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerTrump found 'SNL' impression of Sessions 'insulting': report GOP's Cramer won't run for ND Senate seat Fox News, CNN say they will not be hiring Stephen Bannon 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 ComeyIntel Dem decries White House 'gag order' after Bannon testimony 'Total free-for-all' as Bannon clashes with Intel members Mueller has subpoenaed Bannon in Russia probe: report 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 KushnerHope Hicks to meet with House Intel in Russia probe: report US officials warned Kushner about friendship with Wendi Deng Murdoch: report Overnight Regulation: Fight erupts over gun export rules | WH meets advocates on prison reform | Officials move to allow Medicaid work requirements | New IRS guidance on taxes MORE arrives to meet with Senate Intelligence Committee staff to discuss the Russia investigation on July 24. Greg Nash


Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMcCain rips Trump for attacks on press NSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Meghan McCain says her father regrets opposition to MLK Day 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 MooreDNC chairman: ‘The party of Lincoln is officially dead’ Dems search for winning playbook 'Saturday Night Live' tackles talk of Oprah presidential bid 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 ScaliseGOP leaders pitch children's health funding in plan to avert shutdown Scalise ‘resting comfortably’ after follow-up surgery from shooting Scalise to undergo another surgery after shooting 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 LewisHoyer blasts Trump for 'racist rhetoric' Fifth Dem announces plan to boycott Trump's State of the Union GOP leaders face most difficult shutdown deadline yet 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 McConnellSessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants NSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Overnight Finance: Lawmakers see shutdown odds rising | Trump calls for looser rules for bank loans | Consumer bureau moves to revise payday lending rule | Trump warns China on trade deficit 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 FrankenPawlenty opts out of Senate run in Minnesota EMILY’s List president: Franken did 'right thing for Minnesota' Dem pledges to ask all court nominees about sexual harassment history under oath 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 RyanGOP leaders pitch children's health funding in plan to avert shutdown Lawmakers see shutdown’s odds rising Fix what we’ve got and make Medicare right this year MORE (R-Wis.) gives a thumbs up to House Budget Committee Chairman Diane BlackDiane Lynn BlackWomack wins initial support to become Budget chairman House Foreign Affairs chairman to retire This week: Clock ticks toward shutdown deadline MORE (R-Tenn.) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin BradyKevin Patrick BradyHouse passes tariff-relief bill GOP may increase IRS’s budget Overnight Finance: Congress barrels toward another shutdown crisis | Canada worries Trump will withdraw from NAFTA | Blue-state Republicans push tax law changes | Chamber CEO calls out Bannon, Warren MORE (R-Texas) after enrolling the Tax Cut and Jobs Act on Dec. 21. Greg Nash