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Newtown, the day after

People here shared their sorrow with the world Saturday. Their grief was raw and unrehearsed, and time and again they shared it without reservation. The village of Sandy Hook was obscure no more.

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People embrace Saturday in front of the memorial at the end the road where Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown is located.

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A family pays their respects Saturday at one of two memorials located in front of St. Rose of Lima Church in Newtown for the people who died at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on Friday.

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Robbie Parker, the father of six-year-old Emilie, who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, fights back tears as he speaks during a news conference, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Newtown.

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From left, Jean Bradley, Steven Turchetta, 9, Jean's son Matthew Bradley, 9, Ashton Baltes, 10, and his mother Elonda Baltes pay their respects at a memorial for shooting victims near Sandy Hook Elementary School, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. The three friends play on the same hockey team, and wanted to visit the memorial Saturday after having played a hockey game nearby.

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Kathy Murdy, left, and her husband Rich Murdy react as they look at the list of victims of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 in Sandy Hook village of Newtown, Conn. The victims of the shooting were shot multiple times by semiautomatic rifle, according to Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner H. Wayne Carver II, M.D. Carver called the injuries "devastating" and the worst he and colleagues had ever seen. Police began releasing the identities of the dead. All of the 20 children killed were 6 or 7 years old. Carver said he examined seven of the children killed, and two had been shot at close range. When asked how many bullets were fired, he said, "I'm lucky if I can tell you how many I found."

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Firefighters kneel together in front of a makeshift memorial for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, near the school's entrance in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 15, 2012. Connecticut's chief medical examiner said Saturday it appeared that all of the children killed at the elementary school had been shot with a long rifle, as new and tragic details about the massacre of 26 people Friday emerged.

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A U.S. flag is covered with numbers representing the people who died when a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School during a shooting rampage a day earlier, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Sandy Hook village of Newtown, Conn. The massacre of 26 children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary school elicited horror and soul-searching around the world even as it raised more basic questions about why the gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, would have been driven to such a crime and how he chose his victims.

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A message is seen on a candle outside the St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. A man killed his mother at their home and then opened fire Friday inside the Sandy Hook Elementary school, massacring 26 people, including 20 children, as youngsters cowered in fear to the sound of gunshots reverberating through the building and screams echoing over the intercom.

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