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Bells toll in Newtown to mark year since 26 died in shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2012 file photo provided by the Newtown Bee, Connecticut State Police lead a line of children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where gunman Adam Lanza opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/Newtown Bee, Shannon Hicks, File) MANDATORY CREDIT: NEWTOWN BEE, SHANNON HICKS
December 14, 2013 - 7:34 AM

NEWTOWN, Conn. - Bells are tolling in Newtown, Connecticut, to mark the anniversary of a shooting massacre that killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The bells rang 26 times Saturday at St. Rose of Lima church in Newtown to honour each of the victims.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy asked for houses of worship around the state to ring their bells at 9:30 a.m., the moment that Adam Lanza shot his way into the school. Malloy also called for flags to be lowered to half-staff around the state.

In a radio address Saturday, President Barack Obama called on the nation to help prevent future violence. He planned to observe a moment of silence at the White House.

Lanza killed 20 children and six educators before taking his own life.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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