Photos of the Week: Shutdown, impeachment and rough seas

A Los Angeles Charges player is seen in the upper left, suspended in midair as he dives. He has the football tucked in the left hand and the other hand reaches toward the ground. The Vikings player is facing away, about to fall on the field, with his left hand raised behind his helmet
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen is tackled by Minnesota Vikings cornerback Akayleb Evans (21) after catching a pass during their Sept. 24 game in Minneapolis. Associated Press/Abbie Parr
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A group of rugby players are seen in the center. Some wear red jerseys and others wear orange once. crouched below the group is a player in a red shirt who has blood dripping down his nose and chin. He looks toward the viewer as he tosses the ball in that direction
Wales’s Jac Morgan passes the ball during a Rugby World Cup Pool C match against Australia on Sept. 24 at the Parc OL stadium in Lyon, France. Associated Press/Laurent Cipriani
From a distance, looking slightly down, is seen a highway that extends from the upper right side of the image to the lower left. The ground on either side of the highway is dark brown, with lots of smoke rising from the charred ground. In the center of the image, parked on the side of the highway, is a red fire engine. Beside it, a firefighter is spraying a stream of water from the highway toward the ground below
Indonesian firefighters spray water at a temporary rubbish dump Sept. 25 in Bekasi, West Java province, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia. Smoke from the fires next to the highway started Saturday and has disturbed the drivers who are passing by. Associated Press/Achmad Ibrahim
Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) is seen in profile, standing at a podium that has lots of microphones attached to it. He is looking down to read a statement. In the background and on the right side of the image are members of the media, holding phones,laptops and cameras
Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) speaks during a Sept. 25 press conference in Union City, N.J. Menendez and his wife have been indicted on charges of bribery. Associated Press/Andres Kudacki
President Biden is in the center of the image, wearing a black UAW baseball cap and speaking into a megaphone that has an American flag on the side. Behind him are members of the UAW, holding signs that read "UAW ON STRIKE" and "SAVING THE AMERICAN DREAM"
On the right is former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and on the left is her portrait. In the foreground are members of the media holding up their phones to take pictures.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reacts as her portrait is unveiled during a Sept. 26 ceremony at the State Department in Washington. Associated Press/Jacquelyn Martin
In the center of the image stands Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who is smiling and looking down at a dog. The dog is light blond and looks like a Labrador retriever, and is looking up at the woman standing nearby.
Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) greets Sully, former President George H.W. Bush’s service dog, Sept. 26 in Statuary Hall of the Capitol. Greg Nash
A photo taken at night shows a section of black barriers, on which are the words "ARCOESTADO MILITAR." In front of the barrier, a person in black clothes and a helmet stands by a row of flames.
Demonstrators start a fire at the foot of the barrier protecting the National Palace during a Sept. 26 march to commemorate the ninth anniversary of the disappearance of 43 missing Ayotzinapa university students in Mexico City. The graffiti on the barrier reads “Military Narcostate” in Spanish. Associated Press/Marco Ugarte
Mannequins appear strewn across a shop floor amid broken glass, shooes and other debris.
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-Mo.) speaks to reporters. Behind him is a poster displaying the emails that he is talking about, with certain passages highlighted, but much of it is difficult to make out. Lower on the poster are the words "POLITICAL FIGURE 1 - FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOSEPH ROBINETTE BIDEN JR."
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-Mo.) addresses reporters during a Sept. 27 press conference after the committee released new evidence for the impeachment inquiry of President Biden. Greg Nash
A closeup is shown of Rep. George Santos' (R-N.Y.) jacket where he wears large round button that says "shutdown" with a large red circle and line across it to demonstrate against a shutdown.
Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) wears a “no shutdown” button while talking to a reporter outside the Capitol during a series of Sept. 27 amendment votes regarding Agriculture and Defense appropriation bills. Greg Nash
A large crowd of people is gathered in the distance. In the foreground are people carrying coffins draped with fabric and flowers.
Friends and relatives attend the Sept. 27 funeral of people who died in a fire during a wedding ceremony in Hamdaniya, Iraq. A fire that raced through a hall hosting a Christian wedding in northern Iraq killed around 100 people and injured 150 others, and authorities warn the death toll could rise. Associated Press/Hadi Mizban
In a photo taken at night, a wall is seen with many names listed on each panel. spotlights on the ground shine upward to illuminate the names. Two people stand in front of the wall, and one of them is reach forward to point out a name.
People look at names of fallen soldiers before a Sept. 27 ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1973 Yom Kippur War at the Armored Corps memorial site in Latrun, Israel. Associated Press/Maya Alleruzzo
An orange boat crashes through the waves. After hitting a sharp wave, the boat appears to be pointed straight up out of the water, showing the passengers and equipment aboard.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is seen holding up a piece of paper with a text on it, part of which is highlighted. She is looking intensely toward someone unseen off to the right, and pointing in that direction.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) displays a text message from President Biden’s brother, James Biden, during a Sept. 28 House Oversight and Accountability Committee hearing for the basis of the impeachment inquiry of President Biden. Greg Nash
A red car is partially sunk into the ground after a flood. The ground around it is brown and muddy, with rocks and branches around. A man walks on a dirt path beside the vehicle.
A man walks next to a damaged car after Sept. 28 floods in the town of Agria near the city of Volos, Greece. A second powerful storm in less than a month hammered parts of central Greece on Thursday, sweeping away roads, smashing bridges and flooding thousands of homes. Associated Press/Petros Giannakouris
A hallway is seen outside of the doorway to an office. Beside the doorway are two flags: the United States flag on the left side of the door, and the California state flag on the right side. At the base of the flag on the right is a small bouquet of flowers.
Flowers are seen outside the office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) after her Sept. 29 death. Feinstein was 90 and served 31 years as a senator. Greg Nash

Photos curated by: Greg Nash and Valerie Morris

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