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.
Updated: Feb. 16, 2018 at 7:47 AM
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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
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With the Lincoln Memorial in the background the flags at the World War II Memorial fly at half-staff. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI
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A staff member leaves the roof of the White House after lowering the flag to half staff to honor the victims of the recent high school mass shooting in Florida on Thursday. Photo by Pete Marovich/UPI
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President Donald Trump addresses the nation about Wednesday's mass shooting from the Diplomatic Room of the White House on Thursday. Trump said he is planning a visit to Parkland, Florida. Photo by Pete Marovich/UPI
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Vice President Mike Pence looks on as President Donald Trump addresses the nation about yesterday's mass shooting from the Diplomatic Room of the White House on February 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump said he is planning a visit to Parkland, Florida. Nikolas Cruz, 19, is suspected of gunning down students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 and wounding many more. Photo by Pete Marovich/UPI
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President Donald Trump (C) listens to remarks during a discussion on Opportunity Zones, in the Oval Office of the White House, including daughter Ivanka Trump (second right, standing) and (L) Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., on Wednesday. The officials, entrepreneurs and investors seek to spur investment and job growth in distressed communities. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI
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President Donald Trump (R) shakes hands with Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI
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