Supporters of the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff follow proceedings as lawmakers vote in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on April 17, 2016.
The lower house vote sends President Rousseff's case to the Senate, which can vote to open a trial. This is a major blow to the long-embattled leader who has repeatedly argued that the push against her was a "coup."
Lawmakers celebrate the decision to proceed with impeachment proceedings against the president at the Congress in Brasilia.
Anti-government demonstrators celebrate the results of the vote in Sao Paulo.
Pro-impeachment supporters demonstrate as they carry a sign reading, "The people want justice. Prison for the corrupt."
President Rousseff's supporters sulk as they watch the voting proceedings in Rio de Janeiro.
Brazilians with a mock coffin demonstrate in support of the president's impeachment in Brasilia.
A supporter of President Rousseff broods while watching the televised voting proceeding in Brasilia.
A woman gestures to a big screen while following the voting proceedings with other supporters of the president, in front of the National Congress in Brasilia.
An anti-government demonstrator celebrates the results.
Congressman Bruno Araujo celebrates the success of the vote to impeach the president.
A woman follows the voting proceedings intently in Brasilia.
A girl holds a poster in support of the president during demonstrations in Sao Paulo.