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Mourners embrace as they wait for the start of the funeral ceremony for Victoria Soto, a victim of the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Stratford, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Mourners embrace as they wait for the start of the funeral ceremony for Victoria Soto, a victim of the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Stratford, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Mourners embrace as they wait for the start of the funeral ceremony for Victoria Soto, a victim of the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Stratford, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Firefighters honor the victims of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School at a memorial in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shootings will be honored at funerals and remembrances on Wednesday. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Firefighters honor the victims of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School at a memorial in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shootings will be honored at funerals and remembrances on...more

Firefighters honor the victims of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School at a memorial in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shootings will be honored at funerals and remembrances on Wednesday. REUTERS/Joshua Lott
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Firefighters honor the victims of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School at a memorial in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shootings will be honored at funerals and remembrances on Wednesday. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Firefighters honor the victims of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School at a memorial in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shootings will be honored at funerals and remembrances on...more

Firefighters honor the victims of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School at a memorial in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shootings will be honored at funerals and remembrances on Wednesday. REUTERS/Joshua Lott
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Firefighters honor the victims of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School at a memorial in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shootings will be honored at funerals and remembrances on Wednesday. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Firefighters honor the victims of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School at a memorial in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shootings will be honored at funerals and remembrances on...more

Firefighters honor the victims of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School at a memorial in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shootings will be honored at funerals and remembrances on Wednesday. REUTERS/Joshua Lott
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Firefighters honor the victims of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School at a memorial in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shootings will be honored at funerals and remembrances on Wednesday. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Firefighters honor the victims of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School at a memorial in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shootings will be honored at funerals and remembrances on...more

Firefighters honor the victims of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School at a memorial in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shootings will be honored at funerals and remembrances on Wednesday. REUTERS/Joshua Lott
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A woman stands alone at a large makeshift memorial for the victims of the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut in Sandy Hook village in Newtown early December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shootings will be honored at funerals and remembrances on Wednesday. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A woman stands alone at a large makeshift memorial for the victims of the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut in Sandy Hook village in Newtown early December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school...more

A woman stands alone at a large makeshift memorial for the victims of the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut in Sandy Hook village in Newtown early December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shootings will be honored at funerals and remembrances on Wednesday. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A Christmas ornament in remembrance of seven-year-old Chase Kowalski, who was killed in the December 14 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, hangs from a tree at a memorial for the victims of the shootings in Sandy Hook village in Newtown December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A Christmas ornament in remembrance of seven-year-old Chase Kowalski, who was killed in the December 14 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, hangs from a tree at a memorial for the victims of the shootings in Sandy Hook village in Newtown...more

A Christmas ornament in remembrance of seven-year-old Chase Kowalski, who was killed in the December 14 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, hangs from a tree at a memorial for the victims of the shootings in Sandy Hook village in Newtown December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Signs left on a bridge in honor of the victims of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut December 14, are seen in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shootings will be honored at funerals and remembrances on Wednesday. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Signs left on a bridge in honor of the victims of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut December 14, are seen in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shootings will be...more

Signs left on a bridge in honor of the victims of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut December 14, are seen in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shootings will be honored at funerals and remembrances on Wednesday. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A cross bearing all the names of the victims of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut December 14, stands at a makeshift memorial for victims of the shootings in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shootings will be honored at funerals and remembrances on Wednesday. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A cross bearing all the names of the victims of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut December 14, stands at a makeshift memorial for victims of the shootings in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, December 19, 2012. Six...more

A cross bearing all the names of the victims of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut December 14, stands at a makeshift memorial for victims of the shootings in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shootings will be honored at funerals and remembrances on Wednesday. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A sign in rememberance of all the victims of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut December 14, stands at a makeshift memorial for victims of the shootings in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shootings will be honored at funerals and remembrances on Wednesday. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A sign in rememberance of all the victims of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut December 14, stands at a makeshift memorial for victims of the shootings in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, December 19, 2012. Six...more

A sign in rememberance of all the victims of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut December 14, stands at a makeshift memorial for victims of the shootings in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shootings will be honored at funerals and remembrances on Wednesday. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A sign, flag and flowers are seen outside a home honoring victims who died in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A sign, flag and flowers are seen outside a home honoring victims who died in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A sign, flag and flowers are seen outside a home honoring victims who died in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Names of the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School are seen on crosses at a memorial in Sandy Hook Village in Newtown, Connecticut, December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Names of the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School are seen on crosses at a memorial in Sandy Hook Village in Newtown, Connecticut, December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Names of the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School are seen on crosses at a memorial in Sandy Hook Village in Newtown, Connecticut, December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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