AP Photos: Newtown images tell tale of grief, hope

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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2013 file photo, white roses bearing the faces of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting are displayed on a telephone pole near the school in Newtown, Conn. Adam Lanza opened fire inside the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in Newtown, killing 26 students and educators. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

As incredible as the news coming out of Newtown was a year ago, as wrenching as the images of frightened children and grieving relatives were, delicate expressions of support and hope also emerged.

White roses bearing the visages and names of those who lost their lives to the gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The warm nighttime glow of a church offering solace to the mourning. A pile of snow-dusted teddy bears laid out in homage to the tiny victims.

Other images — including those of the gunman and evidence photos from within the school — drive home the senselessness of the day folks in Newtown simply call "12/14."

Here's a gallery of images that show the horror that visited a New England town on a December day, and its resilience.


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