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In Photos: A small town and a nation grieve in the wake of another school shooting

A woman cries and hugs a young girl while on the phone outside the Willie de Leon Civic Center where grief counseling will be offered in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022. - A teenage gunman killed 18 young children in a shooting at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, in the deadliest US school shooting in years. The attack in Uvalde, Texas -- a small community about an hour from the Mexican border -- is the latest in a spree of deadly shootings in America, where horror at the cycle of gun violence has failed to spur action to end it. (Photo by allison dinner / AFP) (Photo by ALLISON DINNER/AFP via Getty Images)
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A woman cries and hugs a young girl while on the phone outside the Willie de Leon Civic Center in Uvalde, Texas, where grief counseling will be offered.
TOPSHOT - A girl cries, comforted by two adults, outside the Willie de Leon Civic Center where grief counseling will be offered in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022. - A teenage gunman killed 18 young children in a shooting at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, in the deadliest US school shooting in years. The attack in Uvalde, Texas -- a small community about an hour from the Mexican border -- is the latest in a spree of deadly shootings in America, where horror at the cycle of gun violence has failed to spur action to end it. (Photo by allison dinner / AFP) (Photo by ALLISON DINNER/AFP via Getty Images)
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A girl cries, comforted by two adults, outside the Willie de Leon Civic Center.

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TOPSHOT - People sit on the curb outside of Robb Elementary School as State troopers guard the area in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022. - An 18-year-old gunman killed 14 children and a teacher at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, according to the state's governor, in the nation's deadliest school shooting in years. (Photo by allison dinner / AFP) (Photo by ALLISON DINNER/AFP via Getty Images)
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People sit on the curb outside of Robb Elementary School on Tuesday as state troopers guard the area in Uvalde, Texas.

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Law enforcement officers speak to a man outside of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022. - A teenage gunman killed 18 young children in a shooting at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, in the deadliest US school shooting in years. The attack in Uvalde, Texas -- a small community about an hour from the Mexican border -- is the latest in a spree of deadly shootings in America, where horror at the cycle of gun violence has failed to spur action to end it. (Photo by allison dinner / AFP) (Photo by ALLISON DINNER/AFP via Getty Images)
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Law enforcement officers speak to a man outside of Robb Elementary School on Tuesday.

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Emergency personnel gather near Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
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Emergency personnel gather near Robb Elementary School.

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Law enforcement personnel stand next to an armored vehicle outside Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
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Law enforcement personnel stand next to an armored vehicle outside Robb Elementary School.

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A Texas State Police officer walks outside Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
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A Texas state police officer walks outside Robb Elementary School on Tuesday.

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CORRECTS SPELLING TO GARCIA-SILLER, INSTEAD OF GARCIA SELLER - The archbishop of San Antonio, Gustavo Garcia-Siller, comforts families outside the Civic Center following a deadly school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
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The archbishop of San Antonio, Gustavo Garcia-Siller, comforts families outside the Willie de Leon Civic Center on Tuesday.

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UVALDE, TX - MAY 24: The home of suspected gunman, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, is cordoned off with police tape on May 24, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. According to reports, Ramos killed 19 students and 2 adults in a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School before being fatally shot by law enforcement. (Photo by Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images)
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The home of suspected gunman, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, in Uvalde, Texas, is cordoned off with police tape.

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UVALDE, TX - MAY 24: People become emotional at the City of Uvalde Town Square during a prayer vigil in the wake of a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 24, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. According to reports, 19 students and 2 adults were killed before the gunman was fatally shot by law enforcement. (Photo by Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images)
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People become emotional at the city of Uvalde Town Square during a prayer vigil Tuesday.

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A journalist reports the news outside the Willie de Leon Civic Center where people gather to mourn, in Uvalde, Texas, May 24, 2022. - A teenage gunman killed 19 young children in a shooting at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, in the deadliest US school shooting in years. The attack in Uvalde, Texas -- a small community about an hour from the Mexican border -- is the latest in a spree of deadly shootings in America, where horror at the cycle of gun violence has failed to spur action to end it. (Photo by allison dinner / AFP) (Photo by ALLISON DINNER/AFP via Getty Images)
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A journalist reports Tuesday outside the Willie de Leon Civic Center, where people gather to mourn in Uvalde, Texas.

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UVALDE, TEXAS - MAY 24: A family grieves outside of the SSGT Willie de Leon Civic Center following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 24, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. According to reports, 19 students and 2 adults were killed, with the gunman fatally shot by law enforcement. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
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A family grieves Tuesday outside the Willie de Leon Civic Center after the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

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TOPSHOT - Families hug outside the Willie de Leon Civic Center where grief counseling will be offered in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022. - A teenage gunman killed 18 young children in a shooting at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, in the deadliest US school shooting in years. The attack in Uvalde, Texas -- a small community about an hour from the Mexican border -- is the latest in a spree of deadly shootings in America, where horror at the cycle of gun violence has failed to spur action to end it. (Photo by allison dinner / AFP) (Photo by ALLISON DINNER/AFP via Getty Images)
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Families hug outside the Willie de Leon Civic Center.

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UVALDE, TEXAS - MAY 24: A person sits next to a vehicle outside of the SSGT Willie de Leon Civic Center following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 24, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. According to reports, 19 students and 2 adults were killed, with the gunman fatally shot by law enforcement. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
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A person sits next to a vehicle outside of the Willie de Leon Civic Center.

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Seattle Mariners players stand on the field before a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics at T-Mobile Park Tuesday, May 24, 2022, during a moment of silence for the victims of a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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Seattle Mariners players stand on the field before a game against the Oakland Athletics at T-Mobile Park in Seattle on Tuesday during a moment of silence for the victims of the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

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Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Ct., speaks during a morning television interview, Wednesday, May 25, 2022 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Murphy took to the Senate floor Tuesday and demanded that lawmakers accomplish what they failed to do after 20 children, mostly 6 or 7 years old, and six educators in Newtown, Connecticut died on Dec. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut speaks with reporters before taking to the Senate floor Tuesday. The Democrat said little has been done regarding gun control in the 10 years since the Sandy Hook tragedy, in which 20 children, mostly 6 or 7 years old, and six educators were shot to death in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012.

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An American flag flies at half-staff at the White House, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Washington, to honor the victims of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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An American flag flies at half-staff at the White House on Tuesday to honor the victims of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

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