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Funerals begin for Newtown victims as schools confront tragedy

A flag is seen at half mast along Main Street in Newtown, Connecticut December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A flag is seen at half mast along Main Street in Newtown, Connecticut December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A flag is seen at half mast along Main Street in Newtown, Connecticut December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Flowers, candles and stuffed animals are seen at a makeshift memorial in Newtown, Connecticut December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Flowers, candles and stuffed animals are seen at a makeshift memorial in Newtown, Connecticut December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Flowers, candles and stuffed animals are seen at a makeshift memorial in Newtown, Connecticut December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Flowers, candles and stuffed animals are seen at a makeshift memorial in Newtown, Connecticut December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Flowers, candles and stuffed animals are seen at a makeshift memorial in Newtown, Connecticut December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Flowers, candles and stuffed animals are seen at a makeshift memorial in Newtown, Connecticut December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Mourners embrace outside a funeral home after attending services for six-year-old Jack Pinto, one of 20 schoolchildren killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Mourners embrace outside a funeral home after attending services for six-year-old Jack Pinto, one of 20 schoolchildren killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees...more

Mourners embrace outside a funeral home after attending services for six-year-old Jack Pinto, one of 20 schoolchildren killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Veronique Pozner, mother of Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings victim Noah Pozner, walks to his gravesite for his burial at B'nai Israel Cemetery in Monroe, Connecticut December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Veronique Pozner, mother of Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings victim Noah Pozner, walks to his gravesite for his burial at B'nai Israel Cemetery in Monroe, Connecticut December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Veronique Pozner, mother of Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings victim Noah Pozner, walks to his gravesite for his burial at B'nai Israel Cemetery in Monroe, Connecticut December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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People attend the funeral services for Noah Pozner in Monroe, Connecticut December 17, 2012. Pozner, 6, was the youngest victim of Friday's shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. REUTERS/ Michelle McLoughlin

People attend the funeral services for Noah Pozner in Monroe, Connecticut December 17, 2012. Pozner, 6, was the youngest victim of Friday's shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. REUTERS/ Michelle McLoughlin

People attend the funeral services for Noah Pozner in Monroe, Connecticut December 17, 2012. Pozner, 6, was the youngest victim of Friday's shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. REUTERS/ Michelle McLoughlin
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A hearse carrying the casket of six-year-old Jack Pinto is driven to the Newtown Village Cemetery during his funeral service in Newtown, Connecticut December 17, 2012. Pinto was one of the 20 students killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A hearse carrying the casket of six-year-old Jack Pinto is driven to the Newtown Village Cemetery during his funeral service in Newtown, Connecticut December 17, 2012. Pinto was one of the 20 students killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook...more

A hearse carrying the casket of six-year-old Jack Pinto is driven to the Newtown Village Cemetery during his funeral service in Newtown, Connecticut December 17, 2012. Pinto was one of the 20 students killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A man lights a candle at a makeshift memorial in Newtown, Connecticut December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A man lights a candle at a makeshift memorial in Newtown, Connecticut December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A man lights a candle at a makeshift memorial in Newtown, Connecticut December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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A hearse carrying the casket of six-year-old Jack Pinto, one of 20 schoolchildren killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, is driven to the Newtown Village Cemetery during his funeral service in Newtown, Connecticut, December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A hearse carrying the casket of six-year-old Jack Pinto, one of 20 schoolchildren killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, is driven to the Newtown Village Cemetery during his funeral service in Newtown, Connecticut,...more

A hearse carrying the casket of six-year-old Jack Pinto, one of 20 schoolchildren killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, is driven to the Newtown Village Cemetery during his funeral service in Newtown, Connecticut, December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A couple holds hands as they walk away from the burial service of six-year-old Jack Pinto, one of 20 schoolchildren killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, at the Newtown Village Cemetery in Newtown, Connecticut, December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW EDUCATION)

A couple holds hands as they walk away from the burial service of six-year-old Jack Pinto, one of 20 schoolchildren killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, at the Newtown Village Cemetery in Newtown, Connecticut, December...more

A couple holds hands as they walk away from the burial service of six-year-old Jack Pinto, one of 20 schoolchildren killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, at the Newtown Village Cemetery in Newtown, Connecticut, December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW EDUCATION)
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People embrace as they leave the funeral services for Noah Pozner in Fairfield, Connecticut December 17, 2012. Pozner,6, was the youngest victim of Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW OBITUARY)

People embrace as they leave the funeral services for Noah Pozner in Fairfield, Connecticut December 17, 2012. Pozner,6, was the youngest victim of Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin...more

People embrace as they leave the funeral services for Noah Pozner in Fairfield, Connecticut December 17, 2012. Pozner,6, was the youngest victim of Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW OBITUARY)
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A couple embraces while visiting a memorial for victims of the recent Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, at Sandy Hook Village in Newtown, Connecticut, December 17, 2012. A gunman used a military-style assault rifle to kill six adults and 20 first-graders at the elementary school in Newtown before committing suicide on December 14. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW EDUCATION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

A couple embraces while visiting a memorial for victims of the recent Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, at Sandy Hook Village in Newtown, Connecticut, December 17, 2012. A gunman used a military-style assault rifle to kill six adults and 20...more

A couple embraces while visiting a memorial for victims of the recent Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, at Sandy Hook Village in Newtown, Connecticut, December 17, 2012. A gunman used a military-style assault rifle to kill six adults and 20 first-graders at the elementary school in Newtown before committing suicide on December 14. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW EDUCATION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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A hearse carrying the casket of six-year-old Jack Pinto, one of 20 schoolchildren killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, is followed by a limousine as it drives down Main Street past a U.S. flag flying at half-staff, on its way to a burial service following Pinto's funeral service in Newtown, Connecticut December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A hearse carrying the casket of six-year-old Jack Pinto, one of 20 schoolchildren killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, is followed by a limousine as it drives down Main Street past a U.S. flag flying at half-staff, on...more

A hearse carrying the casket of six-year-old Jack Pinto, one of 20 schoolchildren killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, is followed by a limousine as it drives down Main Street past a U.S. flag flying at half-staff, on its way to a burial service following Pinto's funeral service in Newtown, Connecticut December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A girl stands with others waiting to enter Honan Funeral Home, where the family of six-year-old Jack Pinto was holding his funeral service, in Newtown, Connecticut December 17, 2012. Pinto was one of 20 schoolchildren killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A girl stands with others waiting to enter Honan Funeral Home, where the family of six-year-old Jack Pinto was holding his funeral service, in Newtown, Connecticut December 17, 2012. Pinto was one of 20 schoolchildren killed in the December 14...more

A girl stands with others waiting to enter Honan Funeral Home, where the family of six-year-old Jack Pinto was holding his funeral service, in Newtown, Connecticut December 17, 2012. Pinto was one of 20 schoolchildren killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Mourners arrive at the Honan Funeral Home, where the family of six-year-old Jack Pinto is holding his funeral service, in Newtown, Connecticut December 17, 2012. Pinto was one of the 20 students killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Mourners arrive at the Honan Funeral Home, where the family of six-year-old Jack Pinto is holding his funeral service, in Newtown, Connecticut December 17, 2012. Pinto was one of the 20 students killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook...more

Mourners arrive at the Honan Funeral Home, where the family of six-year-old Jack Pinto is holding his funeral service, in Newtown, Connecticut December 17, 2012. Pinto was one of the 20 students killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A woman lights candles while visiting a memorial to the victims of the recent shooting in Sandy Hook Village in Newtown, Connecticut December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A woman lights candles while visiting a memorial to the victims of the recent shooting in Sandy Hook Village in Newtown, Connecticut December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A woman lights candles while visiting a memorial to the victims of the recent shooting in Sandy Hook Village in Newtown, Connecticut December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Rain drops are seen on a figurine of an angel at a makeshift memorial honoring the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Rain drops are seen on a figurine of an angel at a makeshift memorial honoring the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Rain drops are seen on a figurine of an angel at a makeshift memorial honoring the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A man prays while visiting a memorial to the victims of the recent shooting in Sandy Hook Village in Newtown, Connecticut, December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A man prays while visiting a memorial to the victims of the recent shooting in Sandy Hook Village in Newtown, Connecticut, December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A man prays while visiting a memorial to the victims of the recent shooting in Sandy Hook Village in Newtown, Connecticut, December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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