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.
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In Karachi, Pakistani children light candles to pay tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook elementary school mass shooting.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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People hold a candlelight vigil in Times Square in New York City, Dec. 14, 2012.
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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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.
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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.