Washington, UNITED STATES
Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert conducts 'mock' swearing in of members.
Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (R-IL) pauses by a flag and portrait of former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln during a break in presiding over 'mock' swearing in of members of Congress, January 4, 2005 on Capitol Hill. Hastert was re-elected as Speaker for the 109th Congress, which opens with 38 new members and faces bi-partisan challenges on the future of Social Security, the war on terror and the budget. REUTERS/Mike Theiler MT