US President Barack Obama stands with US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, right, Vice President Joe Biden, second left, and Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during the Armed Forces Full Honor Farewell Review for Obama at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia, on Wednesday, January 4.
New Minnesota state Rep. Ilhan Omar holds her daughter as the 2017 Legislature convened Tuesday, January 3. Ilhan became the first Somali-American to be elected to a state legislature in the United States.
Members of the 115th Congress take the oath of office in Washington on Tuesday, January 3.
Members of the DC Marijuana Coalition roll up 4,200 legally grown joints that they plan to pass out at Donald Trump's presidential inauguration.
A US Border Patrol agent checks birth certificates while taking Central American immigrants into custody in McAllen, Texas, on Wednesday, January 4.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence, center, speaks with Reince Priebus, chief of staff for President-elect Donald Trump, right, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks at a news conference in Washington on Wednesday, January 4.
US House Speaker Paul Ryan talks with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at the start of the 115th Congress on Tuesday, January 3.
Folding chairs await setup amid preparations for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.