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China's own primary school attack prompts soul-searching

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A man (C), waving a knife in his hand, chases a girl (R) as he enters an elementary school in Guangshan county, Henan province, in this still image from a December 14, 2012 surveillance video, released by local police December 18, 2012. Authorities on Monday confirmed the arrest of the 36-year-old Chinese man, Min Yongjun, suffering from epilepsy in connection with last Friday's knife attack at the elementary school. Min burst into...

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A man, waving a knife in his hand, attacks a girl as he enters an elementary school in Guangshan county, Henan province, in this still image from a December 14, 2012 surveillance video, released by local police December 18, 2012. Authorities on Monday confirmed the arrest of the 36-year-old Chinese man, Min Yongjun, suffering from epilepsy in connection with last Friday's knife attack at the elementary school. Min burst into an...

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A man shows a cut on his son's coat as the boy rests on bed after being injured in a knife attack, at a hospital of Guangshan county, Henan province, December 15, 2012. As the United States debates its gun laws after the Newtown school massacre, China is doing its own political soul-searching after the shocking knife attack on a Chinese elementary school. On the same day as the Newtown shooting, a crazed man broke into a school...

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A woman holds a mobile phone for her niece to chat with her mother after the girl was injured during a knife attack, at a hospital of Guangshan county, Henan province, December 15, 2012. REUTERS/China Daily

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A relative holds the arm of a seven-year-old girl who was injured during a knife attack, as a nurse adjusts an oxygen tube for her at a hospital of Guangshan county, Henan province, December 15, 2012. REUTERS/China Daily

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