Photos of the Week: New members of Congress, Pelosi and Christmas tree arrival

Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Biden shake hands
Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Biden shake hands on Nov. 14 before their meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit meeting in Bali, Indonesia. Associated Press/Alex Brandon
Rep.-elect Rich McCormick (R-Ga.) greets Rep.-elect Morgan Luttrell (R-Texas) before the first session of the New Member Orientation
Rep.-elect Rich McCormick (R-Ga.) greets Rep.-elect Morgan Luttrell (R-Texas) before the first session of the new member orientation in the Capitol Visitors Center auditorium on Nov. 14. Greg Nash
People put flowers over a memorial placed on the spot of Sunday's explosion on Istanbul's Istiklal Avenue
People put flowers over a memorial placed on the spot of Sunday’s explosion on Istanbul’s popular pedestrian Istiklal Avenue, on Nov. 14. Police have arrested a suspect who is believed to have planted the bomb, Turkey’s interior minister said Monday, adding that initial findings indicate that Kurdish militants were responsible for the deadly attack. Associated Press/Khalil Hamra
TCU forward Chuck O'Bannon Jr. tries to score over Northwestern State forward Dayne Prim
TCU forward Chuck O’Bannon Jr. tries to score over Northwestern State forward Dayne Prim during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fort Worth, Texas, on Nov. 14. Northwestern State won 64-63. Associated Press/LM Otero
Newly elected House members for the 118th Congress chastise fellow members arriving late
Newly elected House members for the 118th Congress chastise fellow members arriving late for the class photo outside of the House chamber on Nov. 15. Greg Nash
Sens.-elect Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), Ted Budd (R-N.C.), Katie Britt (R-Ala.), J.D. Vance (R-Ohio) and Eric Schmitt (R-Mo.) pose for a photo
Republican Sens.-elect Markwayne Mullin (Okla.), Ted Budd (N.C.), Katie Britt (Ala.), J.D. Vance (Ohio) and Eric Schmitt (Mo.) pose for a photo with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), center left, prior to a meeting on Nov. 15. Greg Nash
Sens.-elect John Fetterman (D-Pa.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) leave the weekly Senate Democratic policy luncheon
Sens.-elect John Fetterman (Pa.) and Peter Welch (Vt.) leave the weekly Democratic Senate policy luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Greg Nash
Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) addresses reporters following a Senate Republican policy luncheon
Sen. Rick Scott (Fla.) addresses reporters following a Senate Republican policy luncheon to discuss leadership elections on Nov. 15. Scott launched an unsuccessful leadership challenge to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Greg Nash
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) arrives to address reporters
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) arrives to address reporters following the House Republican leadership election for the 118th session of Congress on Nov. 15. Greg Nash
NASA’s Artemis 1 lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida
NASA’s Artemis 1 lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday. The Space Launch System rocket with the Orion spacecraft will orbit the moon as a first step for the U.S. to send astronauts back to the lunar surface. Pat Benic/UPI Photo
A late fall snowstorm blankets the campus of Andrews University
A late fall snowstorm blankets the campus of Andrews University as a student heads to class on Nov. 16, in Berrien Springs, Mich. Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium via AP
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is seen in the Old Senate Chamber
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) is seen in the Old Senate Chamber following the Senate Republican leadership elections on Nov. 16. He was elected GOP leader for the 118th session of Congress. Greg Nash
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) addresses members of the House to announce that she’s stepping down from leadership
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) addresses members of the House on Nov. 17 to announce that she’s stepping down from leadership for the 118th session of Congress. Greg Nash
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) finishes addressing members of the House to announce that she’s stepping down from leadership
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) finishes addressing members of the House on Nov. 17 to announce that she’s stepping down from leadership for the 118th session of Congress. Greg Nash
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) embraces Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.)
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) embraces Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) after addressing members of the House on Nov. 17 to announce that she’s stepping down from leadership. Greg Nash
People charge their phones on central square in Kherson, Ukraine
People charge their phones, try to connect to the internet and make phone calls on central square in Kherson, Ukraine, on Nov. 17. Russian airstrikes targeted Ukraine’s energy facilities again Thursday as the first snow of the season fell in Kyiv, a harbinger of the hardship to come if Moscow’s missiles continue to take out power and gas plants as winter descends. Associated Press/Efrem Lukatsky
A squirrel sits on a tree branch on a cold windy day
A squirrel sits on a tree branch on a cold windy day in a park in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Nov. 17. Associated Press/Dmitri Lovetsky
People watch the arrival of the Capitol Christmas Tree to the West Front Lawn
People watch the arrival of the Capitol Christmas Tree on the West Front Lawn on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. The 78-foot red spruce from the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina will be decorated with ornaments and lit during a ceremony in early December. Greg Nash

Photos curated by: Greg Nash, Madeline Monroe and Valerie Morris

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