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In pictures: the aftermath of the Newtown Shooting

Parents, students in shock as details emerge

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Anthony Baracey holds flowers honoring victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary school killing before a vigil at the Saint Rose of Lima church in Newtown, Connecticut.

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A law enforcement official carries a weapon as he walks past firefighters and parents with their children after a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

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A woman hugs her daughter after being reunited at the Sandy Hook firehouse following a mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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People react as they walk near the scene of a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

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A U.S. flag flies at half mast as a school bus drives past in the town of Newtown, Connecticut after a shooting nearby at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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The families of victims grieve near Sandy Hook Elementary School, where a gunman opened fire on school children and staff in Newtown, Connecticut.

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A woman leans on a man as she weeps outside a building set up to counsel family members affected by a shooting nearby at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Mental health and grief counsellors walk toward the scene of a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Karsten Moran/The New York Times

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, during a press briefing at the White House in Washington.

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People embrace at a firehouse staging area for family near the scene of a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

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A woman waits to hear about her sister, a teacher, following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

The New Haven Register, Melanie Stengel/AP Photo

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A boy weeps as he is told what happened after being picked up at Reed Intermediate School following a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Lucas Jackson/REUTERS

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State Police are on scene following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Jessica Hill/AP Photo

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Police search a building after a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Parents pick up their children after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. “Everyone was in hysterics - parents, students,” parent Brenda Lebinski said of the scene after the shooting. “There were kids coming out of the school bloodied. I don’t know if they were shot, but they were bloodied.”

Jessica Hill/AP

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Relatives react outside Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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A woman waits to hear about her sister, a teacher, following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Jessica Hill/AP

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Young children wait outside Sandy Hook Elementary School after a shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, December 14, 2012.

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Parents pick up their children after the shooting.

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A woman carries her daughter following a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

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A young boy is comforted outside Sandy Hook Elementary School after a shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Parents pick-up children outside Sandy Hook Elementary School after a shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Family members embrace each other outside Sandy Hook Elementary School after a shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

Adrees Latif/REUTERS

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State police personnel lead children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in this handout picture from the Newtown Bee, in Newtown, Connecticut.

Newtown Bee/Shannon Hicks/REUTERS

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A young girl is given a blanket after being evacuated from Sandy Hook Elementary School following a shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Parents pick up their children near Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, December 14, 2012.

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Police patrol the streets outside Sandy Hook Elementary School after a shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

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