World shares US grief at school massacre

Avielle Richman (REUTERS)

Twenty seven wooden angles stand in a yard down the street from the Sandy Hook School. (GETTY/GALLO)

Stuffed animals decorate Christmas trees donated in memory of those killed at the Sandy Hook School. (GETTY/GALLO)

Ty Diaz is kissed by his mother Yvette at a memorial down the street from the Sandy Hook School. (GETTY/GALLO)

Teddy bears and flowers, in memory of those killed, are left at a memorial down the street from the Sandy Hook School. (GETTY/GALLO)

Kristen Brassard (Left) and Kat Donohue, both of Newtown, hug outside of the Sandy Hook School. (GETTY/GALLO)

Attendees release paper lanterns during a vigil for victims of the Sandy Hook School shooting. (AP)

Surjit Kaur Gill, of Worcester, Mass., joins a group of Sikhs from around the Northeastern U.S., in a moment of prayer as a memorial service is broadcast over a loudspeaker outside Newtown High School for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. (AP)

Varinder Singh, of the Queens borough of New York, joins a group of Sikhs from around the Northeastern U.S., in a moment of prayer as a memorial service is broadcast over a loudspeaker outside Newtown High School for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. (AP)

A woman covers her face as she watches US President Barack Obama speak on a television with other patrons in Newtown. (REUTERS)

Soto was one of six adults killed at a Connecticut elementary school on Friday in one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history. (REUTERS)

Victoria Soto, 27, is shown in this undated handout photo posted on Tumblr in her honor. (REUTERS)

Olivia Engel, 6, in Danbury, Conn. Olivia Engel. (AP)

Jillian Soto, center, thanks the hundreds of people who came out to attend a candlelight vigil in memory of victims from the  mass shooting in Newtown. (AP)

Fans look on during a moment of silence for the victims of the Connecticut school shootings before an NBA basketball game between the Utah Jazz and the Memphis Grizzlies. (AP)

A family prays as they kneel and stand over a makeshift memorial outside Saint Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church a day after a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. (REUTERS)

 A U.S. flag flies at half-staff on Main Street in honor of the people killed when a gunman opened fire inside a Connecticut elementary school, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. (AP)

People gather for a prayer vigil at St Rose Church following an elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, December 14, 2012.  A young gunman slaughtered 20 small children and six teachers on Friday after walking into a school in an idyllic Connecticut town wielding at least two sophisticated firearms. (AFP)

People gather for a prayer vigil at St Rose Church following an elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, December 14, 2012.  A young gunman slaughtered 20 small children and six teachers on Friday after walking into a school in an idyllic Connecticut town wielding at least two sophisticated firearms. (AFP)

People gather for a prayer vigil at St Rose Church following an elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, December 14, 2012.  A young gunman slaughtered 20 small children and six teachers on Friday after walking into a school in an idyllic Connecticut town wielding at least two sophisticated firearms.  (AFP)

 

Rebecca Waggoner fought back tears during a rally against gun violence at Martin Luther King Park in Minneapolis Friday Dec. 14, 2012.  A man killed his mother at their home and then opened fire Friday inside the Sandy Hook Connecticut 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. As a mother, Waggoner said, "I just can't wrap my head around this. We need to make the world a different place." (AP)

Distraught leave the fire station after hearing news of their loved ones from officials December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut.   A young gunman slaughtered 20 small children and six teachers on Friday after walking into a school in an idyllic Connecticut town wielding at least two sophisticated firearms.  The toll was the second deadliest of the recurrent school shootings in the United States.  Connecticut State Police spokesman Lieutenant Paul Vance said 18 children were shot dead inside Sandy Hook Elementary School and that two more died of their wounds in hospital.  Six adults at the school were killed, Vance said, before the killer was shot -- either by his own hand or police. US media said the school principal was among those killed.(AFP)

 

Members of the Toronto Raptors observe a moment of silence in remembrance of the shooting victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut before their NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Toronto December 14, 2012.
 (REUTERS)

Utah Jazz point guard Jamaal Tinsley (6) and teammates take a moment of silence before an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, on behalf of the school shooting victims in Connecticut earlier today and their families  in Phoenix. (AP)

A flag at the U.S. Capitol flies at half staff after President Barack Obama ordered the action while speaking on the shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School December 14, 2012 in Washington, DC. Obama called for 'meaningful action' in the wake of the latest school shooting that left 27 dead, including 20 children.(AFP)

A child protects candles from the wind during a vigil outside the White House in Washington, DC,  following the Connecticut elementary school shooting, December 14, 2012. A young gunman slaughtered 20 small children and six teachers on Friday after walking into a school in the idyllic Connecticut town of Newtown wielding at three sophisticated firearms. (AFP)

Candles commemorating victims of a Connecticut elementary school shooting burn during a vigil in Oakland, California, December 14, 2012. Twenty schoolchildren were slaughtered by a heavily armed gunman who opened fire at a suburban elementary school in Connecticut on Friday, ultimately killing at least 27 people including himself in the one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history. The 20-year-old gunman, identified by law enforcement sources as Adam Lanza, fired what witnesses described as dozens of shots at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, which serves children from ages 5 to 10. (REUTERS)

Fans honor a moment of silence for the shootings that occured in Newtown, Connecticut before the NBA game between the Utah Jazz and the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on December 14, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.(AFP)

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