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.

Mourners grieve at one of the makeshift memorials for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Newtown, Conn.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Mourners grieve at one of the makeshift memorials for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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