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 TrumpTrump to fundraise for 3 Republicans running for open seats: report Trump to nominate former Monsanto exec to top Interior position White House aides hadn’t heard of Trump's new tax cut: report 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 PriebusScaramucci uses dance moves to interpret time working at White House Republican Party chief to serve second term at Trump’s request Priebus: Republican voters energized by 'Kavanaugh effect' MORE, Stephen Bannon, Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerGuilfoyle says she'd be open to White House job if Trump asks Cramer's comments on Kavanaugh allegations under scrutiny in close N. Dakota race Spicer: Press have 'a personal animus' against Trump administration 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 ComeyConservatives fume over format of upcoming Rosenstein interview Former FBI lawyer speaks with House lawmakers on Rosenstein, 2016 Emmet Flood steps in as White House counsel following McGahn departure 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 KushnerCongress raises pressure on Saudi Arabia On The Money: Trump to seek new round of tax cuts after midterms | Mnuchin meets with Saudi crown prince | Trump threatens to cut foreign aid over caravan Kushner on working at the White House: I 'wouldn’t say' it’s 'fun' MORE arrives to meet with Senate Intelligence Committee staff to discuss the Russia investigation on July 24. Greg Nash


Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainTrump: 'You know what I am? I'm a nationalist' Graham on Saudi Arabia: 'I feel completely betrayed' Meghan McCain calls Russian attacks against her father the 'highest compliment' to her family 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 MooreFormer campaign aide to New Jersey governor says she was sexually assaulted by his ex-staffer Mellman: When questions don’t mean what they say CNN's Toobin: It's Trump's ‘nature’ to not believe accusations of sexual assault 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 ScaliseScalise: Trump was 'clearly ribbing' Gianforte with remarks on body-slamming reporter GOP candidate says he chose bad 'metaphor' with face-stomping comments Democrats must end mob rule 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 LewisJohn Lewis: I've had my skull fractured for the right to vote, 'vote like you’ve never voted before' The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by PhRMA — Trump, Pence fan out to protect the Rust Belt Atlanta mayor signs bill to change Confederate street names 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 McConnellElection Countdown: Takeaways from heated Florida governor's debate | DNC chief pushes back on 'blue wave' talk | Manchin faces progressive backlash | Trump heads to Houston rally | Obama in Las Vegas | Signs of huge midterm turnout Sanders: Democrats ‘absolutely’ have chance to win back rural America  Trump privately ready to blame Ryan and McConnell if Republicans lose midterms: report 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 FrankenElection Countdown: Takeaways from heated Florida governor's debate | DNC chief pushes back on 'blue wave' talk | Manchin faces progressive backlash | Trump heads to Houston rally | Obama in Las Vegas | Signs of huge midterm turnout Dem holds single-digit lead in race to replace Franken GOP lawmaker once belittled sexual harassment: 'How traumatizing was it?' 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 RyanElection Countdown: Takeaways from heated Florida governor's debate | DNC chief pushes back on 'blue wave' talk | Manchin faces progressive backlash | Trump heads to Houston rally | Obama in Las Vegas | Signs of huge midterm turnout Will the Federal Reserve make a mistake by shifting to inflation? Sanders: Democrats ‘absolutely’ have chance to win back rural America  MORE (R-Wis.) gives a thumbs up to House Budget Committee Chairman Diane BlackDiane Lynn BlackHow the Trump tax law passed: The final stretch Trump’s endorsements cement power but come with risks The Hill's Morning Report — Trump optimistic about GOP’s midterm prospects as Republicans fret MORE (R-Tenn.) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin BradyKevin Patrick BradyOvernight Health Care — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Some ObamaCare premiums to decrease next year | Sanders hits back at Trump over 'Medicare for all' | Panel to investigate rising maternal mortality rates House committee to investigate rising maternal mortality rates How the Trump tax law passed: The final stretch MORE (R-Texas) after enrolling the Tax Cut and Jobs Act on Dec. 21. Greg Nash