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People pay respects by a makeshift memorial outside of St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church between Mass services, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. On Friday, a gunman allegedly killed his mother at their home and then opened fire inside the Sandy Hook Elementary School, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Photo by: Julio Cortez
People pay respects by a makeshift memorial outside of St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church between Mass services, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. On Friday, a gunman allegedly killed his mother at their home and then opened fire inside the Sandy Hook Elementary School, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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