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April 28, 2018

French Invasion: Our Visual Roundup of the Week

 Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images Caption: French President Emmanuel Macron kisses the hand of his wife, French first lady Brigitte Macron, as they are welcomed by U.S President Donald Trump and U.S. first lady Melania Trump during a state visit arrival ceremony at the White House April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump is hosting Macron for a two-day official state visit that includes dinner at George Washington's Mount Vernon, a tree planting on the White House South Lawn and a joint news conference.

The visual news this week was dominated by the state visit of French President Macron and his wife, Brigitte. The Trumps went out of their way to play hosts, although it wasn’t easy. There is so much news these days and such high drama, we’re having trouble tracking, let along, visually looking at it all. That said, there were several important milestones and cultural markers this week. The pictures from “Korea” on Friday were historic, with Kim Jong Un demonstrating still more PR acumen in crossing the DMZ. The #MeToo movement informed the conviction of Bill Cosby, our tweet addressing the presence of absence. Women also claimed a victory with a new mom on the floor of the Senate. And, talking presence of absence, the photos from an attack in Toronto also sent the U.S. a powerful message.

(An update on the tree just below: we woke up on Sunday to see that it had disappeared!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images Caption: French President Emmanuel Macron kisses the hand of his wife, French first lady Brigitte Macron, as they are welcomed by U.S President Donald Trump and U.S. first lady Melania Trump during a state visit arrival ceremony at the White House April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump is hosting Macron for a two-day official state visit that includes dinner at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, a tree planting on the White House South Lawn and a joint news conference.

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