Mourning the Victims of the Sandy Hook Shooting Around the World [Photos]

Vigils and tributes were set up in churches and schools, on beaches and in sports arenas around the world to mark the loss of 20 children and seven adults in a small Connecticut town.

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Though Friday’s tragic murder of 20 schoolchildren and seven adults happened in a small town in Connecticut, people across the globe were saddened by the unthinkable violence. Vigils and tributes were set up in churches and schools, on beaches and in sports arenas around the world.

Karachi, Pakistan

image: Vigil For Victims Of Sandy Hook School Shooting - Pakistan

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In Karachi, Pakistani children light candles to pay tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook elementary school mass shooting.

Seattle, Wash.

image: Noble holds a candle while attending a vigil for victims of a Connecticut school shooting, in Seattle

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Seven-year-old Scout Elizabeth Noble of Seattle holds a candle while attending a vigil for victims of the shooting at Green Lake Park, Seattle Dec.15, 2012.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

image: A woman walks next to crosses, and a banner reading 'Day of Remembrance' on Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro. Brazil, Dec. 15 2012.

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A woman walks next to crosses planted in the sand and a banner reading ‘Day of Remembrance’ on Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro. Brazil, Dec. 15 2012.

Toronto, Canada

image: 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 in Toronto

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Members of the Toronto Raptors observe a moment of silence in remembrance of the shooting victims at Sandy Hook before their NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Toronto, Dec. 14, 2012.

Los Angeles

image: Doreen Finsinger and Raagir Quraishi pray during a candlelight vigil in memory of those killed in a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, in Los Angeles, California

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Doreen Finsinger (left) and Raagir Quraishi pray during a candlelight vigil in Los Angeles on Dec.14, 2012 to remember the 27 killed in Newtown, Conn.

Washington, D.C.

image: Supporters of gun control legislation hold candles and placards during a rally in front of the White House

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Supporters of gun control legislation hold candles and placards during a rally in front of the White House on Friday in remembrance of the victims of the deadly shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

New York City

image: People hold a candlelight vigil in Times Square, for the victims of the Sandy Hook School shooting, in New York

Carlo Allegri / Reuters

People hold a candlelight vigil in Times Square in New York City, Dec. 14, 2012.

image: Members of the New York City Children's Chorus perform "Silent Night" during the opening of Saturday Night Live as a tribute to the victims of those killed during the Sandy Hook shooting.

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Members of the New York City Children’s Chorus perform “Silent Night” during the opening of Saturday Night Live as a tribute to the victims of those killed during the Sandy Hook shooting.

Miami, Fla.

image: Miami Dolphins and young football players hold hands during a moment of silence for the victims of Friday's Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings

Wilfredo Lee / AP

Miami Dolphins and young football players hold hands during a moment of silence for the victims of the Sandy Hook shootings before an NFL game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Dec. 16, 2012, in Miami.

Atlanta, Ga.

Tami Chappell / Reuters

The shoe of New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz bears the words “R.I.P. Jack Pinto” in memory of one of the children killed in the shootings, shown during an NFL game against the Atlanta Falcons, in Atlanta, Georgia, Dec. 16, 2012.

2 comments
GeneHull
GeneHull

I know we are all devastated by the Sandy Hook disaster as well as the disasters of other school shootings, but I believe this must be said:  I am absolutely, OUTRAGED by the anti-gun zealots who just want to pass a few do nothing laws to “fix the problem”  They blame gun advocates and organizations like the NRA for the killings.  Yet shrink in horror at the thought of arming teachers, and sometimes even providing armed officers in schools.: actions that would most assuredly reduce the number of killings.  In my opinion they share the blame for the number of children killed in these tragedies. 

 It’s OK for the president, senators and representatives to have armed guards and carry guns themselves.  Same for Judges, courts, any celebrities.  It’s OK for businesses and private citizens to arm themselves for self defense, but not SCHOOLS to protect our CHILDREN.

 What is the matter with you people?