President Donald Trump signed presidential memoranda on January 23, 2017. Trump authorized the withdrawal of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a U.S. Government hiring freeze for all departments but the military, and "Mexico City" which bans federal funding of abortions overseas.
Protesters in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and other cities across the country gathered Saturday for the Women's March on Washington and other demonstrations following the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence attended the Chairman's Global Dinner in Washington, D.C., on January 17, 2017. The black-tie event served as a chance for Trump to introduce himself to foreign diplomats before the start of his term.
President Obama surprised White House press secretary Josh Earnest during his final White House press briefing on January 17, 2017. Obama sang Earnest's praises, calling him "a really, really good man."
Activists held a rally protesting the nomination of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson for the office of secretary of state outside of the Dirksen Senate Building on Capitol Hill on January 11, 2017. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee was holding their confirmation hearing for Tillerson inside.
Hundreds of thousands of Iranians attended the funeral ceremony of former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in Tehran, Iran on January 10, 2017. Rafsanjani, one of the last major figures of the 1979 revolution who later pushed for reforms and rapprochement with the the West, died at the age of 82 on January 8, 2017.
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