After shooting in Conn., community seeks solace

In the center of town, this tight-knit community’s Christmas tree has become a heartbreaking memorial to innocent children taken by a killer. Candles and hundreds of stuffed animals, along with handwritten signs bearing messages of sympathy, now surround the tree. And on Sunday night, thousands stopped to pay their respects to the victims of one of the worst tragedies in American history that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday.

Women embrace at the site of a makeshift memorial for school shooting victims at the village of Sandy Hook in Newtown, Conn., Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Women embrace at the site of a makeshift memorial for school shooting victims at the village of Sandy Hook in Newtown, Conn., Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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