Photographs of the Week: Speaker drama, Damar Hamlin and a light-weight competition

Faithfuls participate in a Mass for the solemnity of St. Mary with Pope Francis in the beginning of the brand new yr, in St. Peter’s Basilica on the Vatican on Jan. 1. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, the German theologian who might be remembered as the primary pope in 600 years to resign, has died, the Vatican introduced Saturday. He was 95. Related Press/Andrew Medichini
Native residents carry their belongings as they go away their dwelling ruined within the Saturday Russian rocket assault in Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine, on Jan. 1. Related Press/Andriy Andriyenko
Buhos Marching Band dancers, from Mexico, carry out on the 134th Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 2. Related Press/Michael Owen Baker
Buffalo Payments quarterback Josh Allen (17) pauses and turns away as Damar Hamlin is examined through the first half of an NFL sport in opposition to the Cincinnati Bengals, on Jan. 2 in Cincinnati. Related Press/Jeff Dean
The casket of late Brazilian soccer nice Pelé is draped within the Brazilian and Santos FC soccer membership flags as his stays are transported from Vila Belmiro stadium, the place he laid in state, to the cemetery throughout his funeral procession in Santos, Brazil, on Jan. 3. Related Press/Matias Delacroix
Rep.-elect George Santos (R-N.Y.) is seen through the first day of the 118th session of Congress on Jan. 3. Greg Nash
Reps. Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.), left; Bob Good (R-Va.), middle proper; Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), prime middle; Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.), middle left; Mary Miller (R-In poor health.), prime proper; and Scott Perry (R-Pa.), proper, are seen following the Speaker vote through the first day of the 118th session of Congress on Jan. 3. Greg Nash
Vehicles sit caught in a flooded underpass at Webster Avenue and thirty fourth Avenue that has been underwater since this weekend’s storm in Oakland, Calif., on Jan. 4. Salgu Wissmath/San Francisco Chronicle through AP
Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.) speaks with Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), prime proper, through the second day of the 118th session of Congress on Jan. 4 because the Home makes an attempt to elect a Speaker. Greg Nash
President Biden shakes fingers with Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) after talking about his infrastructure agenda underneath the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge, on Jan. 4 in Covington, Ky. Associated Press/Patrick Semansky
The Home chamber is seen following the fifth poll for Speaker on the second day of the 118th session of Congress on Jan. 4. Greg Nash
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) reacts to a vote to adjourn through the second day of the 118th session of Congress on Jan. 4. Greg Nash
A girl takes a photograph through the Chinese language Lantern Pageant in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 4. Related Press/Matias Basualdo
Pope Francis sits because the coffin of late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is carried by St. Peter’s Sq. for a funeral mass on the Vatican on Jan. 5. Related Press/Alessandra Tarantino
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) speaks with Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.) following the seventh poll for Speaker on Jan. 5. Greg Nash
Rep.-elect Wesley Hunt (R-Texas), second to left, reacts to a remark from Rep.-elect John James (R-Mich.), proper, through the ninth poll for Speaker on Jan. 5. Greg Nash
A tally sheet for the ninth poll for Speaker is seen on Jan. 5. Greg Nash
Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) holds her canine Liberty because the Home votes to adjourn following the eleventh poll for Speaker on Jan. 5. Greg Nash

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