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Paris premiere of new Batman movie cancelled after gunman kills 12 at a Colorado opening

Workers dismantle an installation setup for the premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises", scheduled to be held Friday night in Paris, Friday, July 20, 2012, which has been canceled after a gunman killed 12 people at a Colorado opening of the same film, The night before in a Denver suburb, a man wearing a gas mask released an unknown gas into a crowded movie theater and opened fire. Twelve people were killed and at least 50 wounded. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
July 20, 2012 - 9:13 AM

PARIS - The Paris premiere of the new Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises" has been cancelled after a gunman killed 12 people at a Colorado opening of the same film.

Workers were pulling down the red carpet display in front of a movie theatre on the French capital's famed Champs-Elysees Avenue on Friday afternoon. Some could be seen carrying away a large mask that had adorned the facade of the theatre.

The night before in a Denver suburb, a man wearing a gas mask released an unknown gas into a crowded movie theatre and opened fire. Twelve people were killed and at least 50 wounded. The shooter, a man in his 20s, has been arrested. The FBI says there is no indication so far of any links to terror groups.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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