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Religious leaders try to comfort Blackwell Memorial AME Zion Church Pastor Samuel Saylor of Hartford, Conn. as he breaks down after speaking to members of the media about his son, Shane Isaiah "KC" Oliver who was shot to death in the back in 2012 as religious leaders around the country begin a 24-hour vigil on the National Mall to honor the victims of gun violence since the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Washington, D.C., Thursday, April 11, 2013.(Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
Photo by: ANDREW HARNIK
Religious leaders try to comfort Blackwell Memorial AME Zion Church Pastor Samuel Saylor of Hartford, Conn. as he breaks down after speaking to members of the media about his son, Shane Isaiah "KC" Oliver who was shot to death in the back in 2012 as religious leaders around the country begin a 24-hour vigil on the National Mall to honor the victims of gun violence since the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Washington, D.C., Thursday, April 11, 2013.(Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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