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Pall bearers carry the casket of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Victoria Soto out of the Lordship Community Church after her funeral ceremony in Stratford, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Pall bearers carry the casket of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Victoria Soto out of the Lordship Community Church after her funeral ceremony in Stratford, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Pall bearers carry the casket of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Victoria Soto out of the Lordship Community Church after her funeral ceremony in Stratford, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A sign sits in a makeshift memorial outside the Sandy Hook Elementary school for the victims of the December 14 shootings at the school in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. Six funerals for victims of the shootings were being held Wednesday in the Newtown area. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A sign sits in a makeshift memorial outside the Sandy Hook Elementary school for the victims of the December 14 shootings at the school in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. Six funerals for victims of the shootings were...more

A sign sits in a makeshift memorial outside the Sandy Hook Elementary school for the victims of the December 14 shootings at the school in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. Six funerals for victims of the shootings were being held Wednesday in the Newtown area. 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. Six more victims of the Newtown school shooting will be honored at funerals and remembrances on Wednesday, including the school principal who was killed with 20 of her students and five other staff members at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. 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. Six more victims of the Newtown school shooting will be honored at...more

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. Six more victims of the Newtown school shooting will be honored at funerals and remembrances on Wednesday, including the school principal who was killed with 20 of her students and five other staff members at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Four-year-old Brody Sauli of Newtown, Connecticut hugs a volunteer service "comfort" dog as his sister Amanda kneels to light candles at a growing makeshift memorial for the victims of the December 14 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, December 19, 2012. Six funerals for victims of the shootings were being held Wednesday in the Newtown area. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Four-year-old Brody Sauli of Newtown, Connecticut hugs a volunteer service "comfort" dog as his sister Amanda kneels to light candles at a growing makeshift memorial for the victims of the December 14 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in...more

Four-year-old Brody Sauli of Newtown, Connecticut hugs a volunteer service "comfort" dog as his sister Amanda kneels to light candles at a growing makeshift memorial for the victims of the December 14 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, December 19, 2012. Six funerals for victims of the shootings were being held Wednesday in the Newtown area. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Undated handout photos from various memorial websites show the child victims of the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newton, Connecticut. Top row: (L-R) Ana Marquez-Greene, Caroline Previdi, Jessica Rekos, Emilie Parker, Noah Pozner. Second row: (L-R) Jesse Lewis, Olivia Engel, Josephine Gay, Charlotte Bacon, Chase Kowalski. Third row: (L-R) Daniel Barden, Jack Pinto, Catherine Hubbard, Dylan Hockley, Benjamin Wheeler. Fourth row: (L-R) Grace McDonnell, James Mattioli, Avielle Richman, Madeleine Hsu, Allison Wyatt. REUTERS/Handout

Undated handout photos from various memorial websites show the child victims of the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newton, Connecticut. Top row: (L-R) Ana Marquez-Greene, Caroline Previdi, Jessica Rekos, Emilie Parker,...more

Undated handout photos from various memorial websites show the child victims of the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newton, Connecticut. Top row: (L-R) Ana Marquez-Greene, Caroline Previdi, Jessica Rekos, Emilie Parker, Noah Pozner. Second row: (L-R) Jesse Lewis, Olivia Engel, Josephine Gay, Charlotte Bacon, Chase Kowalski. Third row: (L-R) Daniel Barden, Jack Pinto, Catherine Hubbard, Dylan Hockley, Benjamin Wheeler. Fourth row: (L-R) Grace McDonnell, James Mattioli, Avielle Richman, Madeleine Hsu, Allison Wyatt. REUTERS/Handout
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Mourners attend the funeral service of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, teacher victim Victoria Soto, outside Lordship Community Church, in Stratford, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shootings will be honored at funerals and remembrances on Wednesday. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Mourners attend the funeral service of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, teacher victim Victoria Soto, outside Lordship Community Church, in Stratford, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shootings will be honored...more

Mourners attend the funeral service of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, teacher victim Victoria Soto, outside Lordship Community Church, in Stratford, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shootings will be honored at funerals and remembrances on Wednesday. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Waterbury Connecticut firefighters Gary Leblanc (L) and Dave Morgan tie white ribbons to their hats outside the Saint Rose of Lima Parish cemetery before the burial service of seven-year-old Daniel Barden, one of the 20 school children killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. Firefighters from around the region came to pay tribute to Barden, who had said he wanted to be a firefighter. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Waterbury Connecticut firefighters Gary Leblanc (L) and Dave Morgan tie white ribbons to their hats outside the Saint Rose of Lima Parish cemetery before the burial service of seven-year-old Daniel Barden, one of the 20 school children killed in the...more

Waterbury Connecticut firefighters Gary Leblanc (L) and Dave Morgan tie white ribbons to their hats outside the Saint Rose of Lima Parish cemetery before the burial service of seven-year-old Daniel Barden, one of the 20 school children killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. Firefighters from around the region came to pay tribute to Barden, who had said he wanted to be a firefighter. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Paul Wishneski ties ribbons to his mailbox in memory of the 20 children killed in the December 14 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, outside his home in Newtown, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. Wishneski, who lives just 2 blocks from the school and whose daughter is in the third grade, was on his way to attend two funerals for victims of the shootings Wednesday. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Paul Wishneski ties ribbons to his mailbox in memory of the 20 children killed in the December 14 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, outside his home in Newtown, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. Wishneski, who lives just 2 blocks from the...more

Paul Wishneski ties ribbons to his mailbox in memory of the 20 children killed in the December 14 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, outside his home in Newtown, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. Wishneski, who lives just 2 blocks from the school and whose daughter is in the third grade, was on his way to attend two funerals for victims of the shootings Wednesday. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Bystanders watch as the hearse carrying Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Daniel Barden passes along Riverside Road 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

Bystanders watch as the hearse carrying Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Daniel Barden passes along Riverside Road in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shootings will be...more

Bystanders watch as the hearse carrying Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Daniel Barden passes along Riverside Road 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 close the gates of the Saint Rose of Lima Parish cemetery during the burial service of seven-year-old Daniel Barden, one of the 20 school children killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. Firefighters from around the region came to pay tribute to Barden, who had said he wanted to be a firefighter. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Firefighters close the gates of the Saint Rose of Lima Parish cemetery during the burial service of seven-year-old Daniel Barden, one of the 20 school children killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown,...more

Firefighters close the gates of the Saint Rose of Lima Parish cemetery during the burial service of seven-year-old Daniel Barden, one of the 20 school children killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. Firefighters from around the region came to pay tribute to Barden, who had said he wanted to be a firefighter. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A woman and young girl embrace as they watch the hearse carrying Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Daniel Barden pass along Riverside Road 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

A woman and young girl embrace as they watch the hearse carrying Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Daniel Barden pass along Riverside Road in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school...more

A woman and young girl embrace as they watch the hearse carrying Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Daniel Barden pass along Riverside Road 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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Bystanders watch as the hearse carrying Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Daniel Barden passes along Riverside Road 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

Bystanders watch as the hearse carrying Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Daniel Barden passes along Riverside Road in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shootings will be...more

Bystanders watch as the hearse carrying Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Daniel Barden passes along Riverside Road 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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Sandy Hook firefighters salute the hearse carrying Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Daniel Barden, 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. Firefighters paid tribute to Barden, who had said he wanted to be a firefighter. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Sandy Hook firefighters salute the hearse carrying Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Daniel Barden, in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shootings will be honored at funerals...more

Sandy Hook firefighters salute the hearse carrying Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Daniel Barden, 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. Firefighters paid tribute to Barden, who had said he wanted to be a firefighter. REUTERS/Joshua Lott
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Firefighters salute as the funeral procession of seven-year-old Daniel Barden, one of the 20 school children killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, arrives at the Saint Rose of Lima Parish cemetery in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. Firefighters from around the region came to pay tribute to Barden, who had said he wanted to be a firefighter. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Firefighters salute as the funeral procession of seven-year-old Daniel Barden, one of the 20 school children killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, arrives at the Saint Rose of Lima Parish cemetery in Newtown,...more

Firefighters salute as the funeral procession of seven-year-old Daniel Barden, one of the 20 school children killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, arrives at the Saint Rose of Lima Parish cemetery in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. Firefighters from around the region came to pay tribute to Barden, who had said he wanted to be a firefighter. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Firefighters stand by in the Saint Rose of Lima Parish cemetery during the burial service for seven-year-old Daniel Barden, one of the 20 school children killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. Firefighters from around the region came to pay tribute to Barden who had said he wanted to be a firefighter. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Firefighters stand by in the Saint Rose of Lima Parish cemetery during the burial service for seven-year-old Daniel Barden, one of the 20 school children killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut,...more

Firefighters stand by in the Saint Rose of Lima Parish cemetery during the burial service for seven-year-old Daniel Barden, one of the 20 school children killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. Firefighters from around the region came to pay tribute to Barden who had said he wanted to be a firefighter. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A man holds a message for firefighters who were lining the street for the funeral procession for seven-year-old Daniel Barden, one of the 20 school children killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, as the procession arrived at the Saint Rose of Lima Parish cemetery for Barden's burial service in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. Firefighters from around the region came to pay tribute to Barden, who had said he wanted to be a firefighter. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A man holds a message for firefighters who were lining the street for the funeral procession for seven-year-old Daniel Barden, one of the 20 school children killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, as the procession...more

A man holds a message for firefighters who were lining the street for the funeral procession for seven-year-old Daniel Barden, one of the 20 school children killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, as the procession arrived at the Saint Rose of Lima Parish cemetery for Barden's burial service in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. Firefighters from around the region came to pay tribute to Barden, who had said he wanted to be a firefighter. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A man stands near the casket of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim, teacher Victoria Soto, following her funeral in Stratford, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shooting will be honored at funerals and remembrances on Wednesday. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A man stands near the casket of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim, teacher Victoria Soto, following her funeral in Stratford, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shooting will be honored at funerals and...more

A man stands near the casket of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim, teacher Victoria Soto, following her funeral in Stratford, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shooting will be honored at funerals and remembrances on Wednesday. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Firefighters salute as the hearse carrying the casket of seven-year-old Daniel Barden, one of the 20 school children killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, arrives for his burial service at the Saint Rose of Lima Parish cemetery in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. Firefighters from around the region came to pay tribute to Barden at his funeral who had said he wanted to be a firefighter. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Firefighters salute as the hearse carrying the casket of seven-year-old Daniel Barden, one of the 20 school children killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, arrives for his burial service at the Saint Rose of Lima Parish...more

Firefighters salute as the hearse carrying the casket of seven-year-old Daniel Barden, one of the 20 school children killed in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, arrives for his burial service at the Saint Rose of Lima Parish cemetery in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. Firefighters from around the region came to pay tribute to Barden at his funeral who had said he wanted to be a firefighter. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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U.S. Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) is hugged by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (R) (D-CA) during a news conference to discuss "banning high-capacity gun clips" on Capitol Hill in Washington December 19, 2012. Pelosi called on Congress to act immediately to ban high-capacity magazines - attachments that can allow shooters to fire as many as 30 bullets within seconds. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

U.S. Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) is hugged by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (R) (D-CA) during a news conference to discuss "banning high-capacity gun clips" on Capitol Hill in Washington December 19, 2012. Pelosi called on Congress to...more

U.S. Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) is hugged by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (R) (D-CA) during a news conference to discuss "banning high-capacity gun clips" on Capitol Hill in Washington December 19, 2012. Pelosi called on Congress to act immediately to ban high-capacity magazines - attachments that can allow shooters to fire as many as 30 bullets within seconds. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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Two mourners embrace following the funeral services of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim, teacher Victoria Soto, in Stratford, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shooting will be honored at funerals and remembrances on Wednesday. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Two mourners embrace following the funeral services of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim, teacher Victoria Soto, in Stratford, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shooting will be honored at funerals and...more

Two mourners embrace following the funeral services of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim, teacher Victoria Soto, in Stratford, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shooting will be honored at funerals and remembrances on Wednesday. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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An undated handout photo featured on a Facebook memorial site shows Allison Wyatt. Wyatt was one of 20 children killed at a Connecticut elementary school on Friday in one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history. REUTERS/Facebook/HandoutREUTERS/Facebook/Handout

An undated handout photo featured on a Facebook memorial site shows Allison Wyatt. Wyatt was one of 20 children killed at a Connecticut elementary school on Friday in one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history....more

An undated handout photo featured on a Facebook memorial site shows Allison Wyatt. Wyatt was one of 20 children killed at a Connecticut elementary school on Friday in one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history. REUTERS/Facebook/HandoutREUTERS/Facebook/Handout
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A hearse carrying the casket of six-year-old student Caroline Previdi, a victim of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Sandy Hook Village, arrives at her funeral in Newtown, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shooting will be honored at funerals and remembrances on Wednesday, including the school principal who was killed with 20 of her students and five other staff members at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A hearse carrying the casket of six-year-old student Caroline Previdi, a victim of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Sandy Hook Village, arrives at her funeral in Newtown, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown...more

A hearse carrying the casket of six-year-old student Caroline Previdi, a victim of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Sandy Hook Village, arrives at her funeral in Newtown, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shooting will be honored at funerals and remembrances on Wednesday, including the school principal who was killed with 20 of her students and five other staff members at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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People arrive at the funeral of six-year-old student Caroline Previdi, a victim of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Sandy Hook Village in Newtown, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shooting will be honored at funerals and remembrances on Wednesday, including the school principal who was killed with 20 of her students and five other staff members at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

People arrive at the funeral of six-year-old student Caroline Previdi, a victim of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Sandy Hook Village in Newtown, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shooting will be...more

People arrive at the funeral of six-year-old student Caroline Previdi, a victim of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Sandy Hook Village in Newtown, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shooting will be honored at funerals and remembrances on Wednesday, including the school principal who was killed with 20 of her students and five other staff members at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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A hearse carrying the casket of six-year-old student Caroline Previdi, a victim of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Sandy Hook Village, arrives at her funeral in Newtown, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shooting will be honored at funerals and remembrances on Wednesday, including the school principal who was killed with 20 of her students and five other staff members at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A hearse carrying the casket of six-year-old student Caroline Previdi, a victim of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Sandy Hook Village, arrives at her funeral in Newtown, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown...more

A hearse carrying the casket of six-year-old student Caroline Previdi, a victim of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Sandy Hook Village, arrives at her funeral in Newtown, Connecticut, December 19, 2012. Six victims of the Newtown school shooting will be honored at funerals and remembrances on Wednesday, including the school principal who was killed with 20 of her students and five other staff members at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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School students ride a bus through Sandy Hook village in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. Six funerals for victims of the December 14 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary school were being held Wednesday in the Newtown area. REUTERS/Mike Segar

School students ride a bus through Sandy Hook village in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. Six funerals for victims of the December 14 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary school were being held Wednesday in the Newtown area. REUTERS/Mike...more

School students ride a bus through Sandy Hook village in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. Six funerals for victims of the December 14 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary school were being held Wednesday in the Newtown area. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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