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Services resume at Emanuel African American Methodist Church

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Monte Talmadge walks past the memorial on the sidewalk in front the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church after a mass shooting at the church killed nine people.

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People arrive for services at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Charleston County Sheriffs Deputy C. E. Hall III checks the purse of an elderly woman before she enters the Emanuel AME Church for a worship service.

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After warning bystanders that the dog bites, Charleston Police use the K9 to search the perimeter of the historic Emanuel African Methodist Church for explosives before the Sunday service.

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A woman holds her hand up in the air as she prays and takes part in the morning service at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.

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The Rev. Norvel Goff speaks at the first church service four days after a mass shooting that claimed the lives of nine people at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Church.

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Parishioners pray at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church Sunday in Charleston, S.C., four days after a mass shooting that claimed the lives of it's pastor and eight others.

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Gillettie Bennett, right, comforts Clarissa Jackson, left while she waits in line for Emanuel AME Church's first worship service since nine people were fatally shot at the church during a Bible study group, in Charleston, S.C.

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Parishioners hold hands and sing during services at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Worshipers sing during Sunday service at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.

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