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Crowds of people take photos of the White House lightened in the rainbow colors in Washington on June 26. 2015.

Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

Crowds of people take photos of the White House lightened in the rainbow colors in Washington on June 26. 2015.

Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

The Huge Week in U.S. Politics in 20 Photos

From Washington to Charleston and beyond.

The week of June 22 was an unusually momentous one in U.S. politics, ranging from major Supreme Court decisions on the Affordable Care Act and same-sex marriage to repercussions from the murder of nine African-Americans in a South Carolina church. Many say the week will come to be a defining chapter in Barack Obama's presidency. Here are scenes from Washington to Charleston and beyond.