Newtown mourns school shooting victims

Six members of staff and 20 children, all aged six or seven, were shot dead by Adam Lanza on Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
  • A woman pays her respects at makeshift altar to the victims of an elementary school shooting after attending Sunday’s Mass at St Rose of Lima Church in Newtown, Connecticut. AFP
  • US President Barack Obama speaks during a memorial service for the victims and relatives of the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Obama pledged effort to reduce violence in the country in the wake of these shootings. AFP
  • Mourners at the Connecticut elementary school. AFP
  • Newtown residents hold candles at a memorial for victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School. AFP
  • Twenty seven wooden angles stand in a yard down the street from the Sandy Hook School. AFP
  • A police officer wipes her eys as she removes flowers from a busy intersection in Newtown, Connecticut, which they said they were afraid the memorial, left for the Sandy Hook Elementary school victims, may cause a traffic hazard. AFP
  • People gather for a prayer vigil at St Rose Church for the elementary school shooting victims in Newtown, Connecticut. AFP
  • A mother hangs angel wings that her daughter was wearing at a makeshift shrine to pay tribute to the victims of an elementary school shooting in Newtown. AFP
  • A group of nuns leave after paying their respects at a makeshift shrine to the victims of a elementary school shooting in Newtown. AFP
  • Gun control supporters take part in a candlelight vigil at Lafayette Square across from the White House on 15 December in Washington. The school shooting incident also reignited the perennial debate about gun laws in America. AFP