Nation Mourns Connecticut Victims

By Bloomberg Photos - 2012-12-17T19:16:55Z

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It was the worst U.S. massacre since the 2007 rampage at Virginia Tech university, and the latest in a deadly year. Just three days ago, three died after a gunman opened fire inside a mall in suburban Portland, Oregon. In August, a shooter took the lives of six people at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, before being killed by a police officer. In July, a masked gunman opened fire at a midnight movie in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 and injuring 58.

Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy speaks to mourners gathered during a vigil service for victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting, at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14.