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A child points at candles at a shrine to the victims of the Newtown school shooting, Connecticut, December 16, 2012
A young child points at candles as people pay their respects at a makeshift shrine to the victims of the Newtown school shooting, Connecticut, December 16, 2012. President Barack Obama has vowed to battle gun violence, casting the fight as a nation's duty to protect its young, as the Connecticut town of Newtown prepared to bury the first two victims of last week's rampage at an elementary school

Funerals begin for school massacre victims

18 December 2012

America begins to say farewell to the 20 children slain in a school shooting that has sparked calls for new gun laws.