This week in Washington (26 images)

President Donald Trump recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and signs proclamations shrinking the size of national monuments in Utah. The U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on the Masterpiece Cakeshop vs. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case. Republicans strategize how to reconcile the Senate and House versions of the tax bill the week of December 6, 2017, in Washington, D.C.
Updated: Dec. 8, 2017 at 4:11 PM
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President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he departs the White House for a day trip to Utah on Monday. Trump spoke about the Senate tax bill, the case of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Trump also tweeted his support for accused child molester Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race earlier that morning. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Trump departs the White House for a day trip to Utah. From Salt Lake City, he signed proclamations shrinking the size of two national monuments in Utah, the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante. He told a crowd in Utah's capital, "Some people think that the natural resources of Utah should be controlled by a small handful of very distant bureaucrats located in Washington. And guess what? They're wrong." Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Demonstrators rally outside the Supreme Court over the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case on Tuesday. The court has to decide whether Colorado's public accommodations law compels cake artist Jack Phillips to make a cake for a gay wedding, which violates his religious beliefs. Photo by Erin Schaff/UPI
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Sherrill Fields joins the protest. Photo by Erin Schaff/UPI
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Barbara Herath joins the protest outside the Supreme Court. The case is a test of constitutional guarantees of free speech and religion against state laws that prohibit discrimination. Photo by Erin Schaff/UPI
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An Human Rights Campaign flag is held up in front of the Supreme Court during demonstrations. Photo by Erin Schaff/UPI
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill after House Republicans held a strategy meeting about the tax bill and upcoming deadline to pass a spending bill to fund the government on Tuesday. The Senate tax bill passed 51-49 and must be reconciled with the House bill that passed Nov. 15. Photo by Erin Schaff/UPI
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