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Week in Pictures | April 20, 2012

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Disaster-stricken nursing homes, vaccination debates, a pharmacy shooting, tax protests…all this and more in this week’s Week in Pictures.

Disasters and nursing homes

In this Oct 23, 2005, file photo a wheelchair sits outside St. Rita’s Nursing Home in St. Bernard’s Parish, La., after Hurricane Katrina. Nearly seven years after the hurricane exposed the vulnerability of nursing homes, serious shortcomings persist. “We identified many of the same gaps in nursing home preparedness and response,” investigators from the inspector general’s office of the Department of Health and Human Services wrote in the report being released Monday, April 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Citigroup pay protest AP

In this Nov. 7, 2011 photo, Vikram Pandit, CEO of CitiGroup, speaks at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association annual meeting, in New York. At its annual meeting Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 55 percent of the bank’s shareholders voted against the pay packages that have been granted to Citigroup’s top executives, including Pandit’s $15 million for last year and $10 million retention pay. The vote is advisory and won’t force the bank to change its pay practices, but it did send a powerful message of discontent to Citi’s leadership. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Michelle Obama speaks to nurses AP

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 11, 2012, to announce a major initiative by more than 150 of America’s leading nursing organizations and more than 450 nursing schools in 50 states and territories to ensure our nation’s nurses are prepared to help meet the unique health needs of service members, veterans, and their families. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Vaccination debate in Vermont AP

Speaker Shap Smith, center, confers with Rep. Lucy Leriche, D-Hardwick, left, and Rep Don Turner, R-Milton, at the Statehouse on April 12, 2012 in Montpelier, Vt. The Vermont House is set to take up one of the most hotly debated issues of this year’s legislative session: whether the state should continue to allow parents a “philosophical exemption” from the requirement that their children be immunized in order to attend school or child care. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

Pharmacy shooting AP

Police and emergency personal respond to the scene where an armed robbery occurred in the East Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan is seen behind police vehicles and and ambulance, Thursday, April 12, 2012 in New York. An armed bandit was killed Thursday during a chaotic getaway following a robbery at an East Harlem pharmacy of prescription painkillers and cash, police said. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Kathleen Sebelius AP

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, center, talks to a health worker during a visit to Eliazar Germain hospital in Port-au-prince, Haiti, Monday, April 16, 2012. Sebelius is visiting Port-au-Prince to highlight the United States’ ongoing partnership with the Haitian government to strengthen healthcare in the country, especially with respect to the prevention of infectious diseases. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Tax the rich AP

Grant Youngman, right, and Leslie Harris wear costumes and hold signs during an Occupy Dallas tax day protest outside the Citigroup shareholders meeting Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)


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