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President Obama joins memorial service in Newtown

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Sheila Mastromy, left, of Oxford, and Kiana Machnicz, of Seymour, help Josh Mellitz, of Seymour, light his candle as those who could not get inside the high school hold their own vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Sunday, December 16, 2012.

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President Barack Obama arrives for an interfaith service at Newtown High School in memory of the victims of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 16, 2012. After clergy members from many faiths offered prayers at the service, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy and President Barack Obama spoke.

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Angela Williams, a paramedic from Philadelphia, tries to explain to her son Alex, 3, the circumstances surrounding the memorial in the village square of Sandy Hook for the victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Sunday, December 16, 2012.

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Member of the Sikh community hold their own vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting around the flag pole at the high school in Newtown, Conn., Sunday, December 16, 2012.

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Rachel Hersch, 9, of Monroe, places a stuffed bear by one of the 27 angel cut-outs in a roadside memorial to the victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Sunday, December 16, 2012.

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Anthony and Lisa Verdile, of Wappinger Falls, NY, at left, huddle in Red Cross supplied blankets by a speaker broadcasting the prayer vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting attended by President Barak Obama inside Newtown High School to those gathered outside Sunday, December 16, 2012.

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Anthony and Lisa Verdile, of Wappinger Falls, NY, huddle in Red Cross supplied blankets by a speaker broadcasting the prayer vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting attended by President Barak Obama inside Newtown High School to those gathered outside Sunday, December 16, 2012.

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People gather in the rain to hold a vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting outside the high school in Newtown, Conn., Sunday, December 16, 2012.

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President Barack Obama pauses during a speech at an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children.