This week in Washington(42 images)

President Donald Trump responds to the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama's portraits were unveiled and President Trump releases his 2019 budget plan, the week of February 12, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

With the U.S. Capitol in the background, the flags at the Washington Monument and World War II Memorial (R) fly at half-staff on Thursday, in honor of the 17 high school students and teachers that were killed in a mass shooting at a Florida high school yesterday. More than a dozen were injured. A former student used an AR-15 assault rifle that is based on the U.S. Military M16 automatic weapon. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI | License Photo
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