AP PHOTOS: Connecticut shooting victims mourned

By The Associated Press
December 17, 2012
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President Barack Obama pauses as he delivers a speech at an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Most died at the very start of their young lives, tiny victims taken in a way not fit for anyone. Others found their life's work in sheltering the little ones, teaching them, caring for them as their own. President Barack Obama joined hundreds gathered in Newtown, Conn., in a vigil to remember the 20 young students and six adults who were killed.

Here are some images from the vigil and in the town that was the scene of the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history.