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December 18, 2012
Craig Ruttle photo

Friends and co-workers hold a sign as the hearse and funeral procession for James Mattioli, 6, who died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, approaches the St. John’s Cemetery Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Darien, Conn. Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.

Jason Decrow photo

A young girl waves as her school bus pulls into Hawley School, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. Classes resumed Tuesday for Newtown, schools except those at Sandy Hook, following Friday’s mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Buses ferrying students to schools were festooned with large green and white ribbons on the front grills, the colors of Sandy Hook. At Newtown High School, students in sweatshirts and jackets, many wearing headphones, betrayed mixed emotions.

David Goldman photo

A mourner passes a stain glassed window while paying her respects during the wake for Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Charlotte Helen Bacon, 6, at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Newtown, Conn.

Brittany Randolph photo

Hundreds of people gather on the court square in Shelby, N.C. to pray for victims of the Newtown, Conn. school shooting on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.