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