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May 23, 2014

Photos of the Week: May 19-23

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Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., points to the top of the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol while giving a tour on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

This week around the Capitol we had celebrities, crawfish and golf. CQ Roll Call photographers were here to show you the latest in political showmanship and the funny moments as Hollywood and Washington collide.

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May 17, 2014

Photos of the Week: May 12-16

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U.S. Capitol police chief Kim Dine participates in the Inaugural U.S. Capitol Police Memorial Service on Monday, May 12, 2014. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

 

This week was all about Police Week, the reopening of the Washington Monument and the Senate. It seems our friends on the south side of the Capitol needed a week away from Washington. Didn’t they just have a two-week recess a few weeks ago? Regardless, CQ Roll Call photographers were here to bring you the news from around the Capitol.

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May 12, 2014

My Favorite Photo of the Week

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Self proclaimed “Greg Head” Thomas Dees, and fellow students from Western Carolina University wait for the start of the Greg Brannon for Senate campaign rally. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Sometimes it can be pretty difficult to pick just one photo to highlight as your favorite photo of the week. Out of last week’s photos it’s close call between the “Greg Heads” in Charlotte and Rep. Issa watching the giant chess game in the Rayburn building. I am going with the “Greg Heads.”

Roll Call sent me down to North Carolina to shoot the last few days leading up to the GOP Senate primary election day on May 6. While I spent the bulk of my time with the eventual primary winner Thom Tillis, a rally for Tea Party favorite Greg Brannon at the NASCAR Hall of Fame featuring Sen. Rand Paul was a must-shoot event. While waiting for the rally to start, and guarding my front-and-center shooting position, I noticed a group of Brannon supporters wearing campaign signs on their heads.

So much for guarding the position.

I had to run over and get some photos of the group with my 35mm f1.4 lens. While trying to get a nice graphic image of the sign hats with the exterior of the NASCAR Hall of Fame as a background, one of the self-proclaimed “Greg Heads” wheels around towards me to pull open his shirt revealing his “I Stand with Rand” t-shirt. For me, not only does the photograph illustrate the event well, but it also helps tell a larger story of the battle between old school establishment Republicans and the Tea Party wing of the GOP.

Camera: Nikon D4
Lens: 35mm f1.4
Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec
F-stop: 1.4
ISO: 100

May 10, 2014

Photos of the Week: May 5

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Senate chaplain Barry Black considers his next move during the Chess Challenge on the Hill. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

 

Each week our award winning photojournalists Tom Williams and Bill Clark take hundreds of shots around the Capitol. A select group of those are filed into our archive. Few from that group make it into our paper and on to the website. Each week, we choose photos that may not have made it through the process and present them as our photos of the week. You may find some news you missed from around the Hill. Luckily, Roll Call was there to capture the moments for you.

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