US President Donald Trump appealed to Congress to unite at a moment of a deep partisan division as he made the case for a new era of "compromise" on immigration and security in his State of the Union address.
President Trump shakes hands with Senator Joe Manchin after the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.
Trump's second State of the Union address came with the Democrats vowing to use their new control over House committees to launch multiple investigations into everything from his charity foundation and tax returns to possible collusion with Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
New York Representative Alexandria Octavio-Cortez (C) is seen amid other Congress women ahead of US President Donald Trump's State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.
Women from both political parties wore white outfits at the behest of the Democratic Women’s Working Group to honour the legacy of women's suffrage in the United States.
Special guest of President Trump and WW-II veteran Herman Zeitchik, surrounded by other special guests, is acknowledged by the audience during the president's State of the Union address.
Zeitchik helped liberate Paris, held back the Nazis at the battle of Bulge, and freed starving prisoners at the Dachau concentration camp. Zeitchik is a "Knight" in the French Legion of Honour.