Aftermath Photos from the Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting

I have joined my colleagues from The Journal News and from around the country who have been covering this tragedy in Newton, Conn., and try to make sense of the insensible.

I don’t believe I have come back with any answers.

One thing I do know, that when I have met with people, through the course of my career, who have had to deal with such horrible and tragic lost, I always walk away humbled by the strength they exhibit in the midst of such terrible pain. I hope that I can give some dignity to their lost by sharing their voices and pain as widely as possible to anyone who gives a damn.

Good night people and think of those families who won’t be kissing their little ones gone tonight here or in any place around the world where the only solution of the weak to their insanity is found down the barrel of a gun.

Peace

Sandy Hook, Conn., Shooting Aftermath

Photos from the Village of Sandy Hook in Connecticut, the site of a mass shooting claiming the lives of 27 people, 20 of whom were children.

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A memorial in front of Newtown High School for the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 17, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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A child lights a candle on Washington Avenue and Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook, Conn., in memory of the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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People lights candles on Washington Avenue and Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook, Conn., in memory of the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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People lights candles on Washington Avenue and Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook, Conn., in memory of the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Taylor Barry of Newtown, lights candles on Washington Avenue and Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook, Conn., in memory of the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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People look at memorials on Washington Avenue and Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook, Conn., in memory of the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Nga Nzuyen of Springfield, Mass., prays at a memorial on Washington Ave in Sandy Hook, Conn., for the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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People walk down to a memorial at the entrance of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Sandy Hook, Conn., on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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People walk down to a memorial at the entrance of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Sandy Hook, Conn., on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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A young woman and her mother weep at a memoirial on Washington Ave in Sandy Hook, Conn., for the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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People pray at a memorial on Washington Ave in Sandy Hook, Conn., for the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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People look at memorials on Washington Avenue and Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook, Conn., in memory of the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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People look at memorials on Washington Avenue and Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook, Conn., in memory of the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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People look at memorials on Washington Avenue and Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook, Conn., in memory of the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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People look at memorials on Washington Avenue and Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook, Conn., in memory of the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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People look at memorials on Washington Avenue and Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook, Conn., in memory of the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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A young woman places the names of the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School at a memorial at Washington Avenue and Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook, Conn., on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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People look at memorials on Washington Avenue and Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook, Conn., in memory of the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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People look at memorials on Washington Avenue and Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook, Conn., in memory of the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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A family place some candles on Washington Avenue and Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook, Conn., in memory of the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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A family place some candles on Washington Avenue and Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook, Conn., in memory of the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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A police caravan moves through Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook, Conn., on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Members of the Little Flyers hockey team from Philadelphia walk down to a memorial at the entrance of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Sandy Hook, Conn., on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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A family puts flowers down at a memorial at the entrance of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Sandy Hook, Conn., on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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People walk down to a memorial at the entrance of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Sandy Hook, Conn., on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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People pray at a memorial on Washington Ave in Sandy Hook, Conn., for the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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A young woman and her mother weep at a memoirial on Washington Ave in Sandy Hook, Conn., for the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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People pray at a memorial on Washington Ave in Sandy Hook, Conn., for the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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A young woman looks at a memorial on Washington Ave in Sandy Hook, Conn., for the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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A family lights candles at a memorial on Washington Ave in Sandy Hook, Conn., for the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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People pray at a memorial on Washington Ave in Sandy Hook, Conn., for the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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A woman weeps at a memorial on Washington Ave in Sandy Hook, Conn., for the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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People pray at a memorial on Washington Ave in Sandy Hook, Conn., for the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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A couple hugs at a memorial on Washington Ave in Sandy Hook, Conn., for the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Nga Nzuyen of Springfield, Mass., prays at a memorial on Washington Ave in Sandy Hook, Conn., for the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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A memorial on Washington Ave in Sandy Hook, Conn., for the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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A memorial on Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook, Connecticut on Dec. 16, 2012. Several large memorials can be found around town commemorating the shooting of at Sandy Hook Elementary School. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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A pair of young girls hug at a memorial on Washington Ave in Sandy Hook, Conn., for the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 16, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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A memorial at the town sign in Sandy Hook for victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 17, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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People walk from the memorial in front of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 17, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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A man places a Christmas decoration on a tree at a memorial in front of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 17, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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A family cries in front of memorials the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 17, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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A family cries in front of memorials the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 17, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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A sign on the road leading to the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 17, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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The scene on Washington Ave in Sandy Hook at a memorial for the victims of the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 17, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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The scene on Washington Ave in Sandy Hook at a memorial for the victims of the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 17, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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A pair of young women hugh at a memorial in front of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 17, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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The scene on Washington Ave in Sandy Hook at a memorial for the victims of the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 17, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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Hundreds of paper cranes hang at a memorial for the victims of the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 17, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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The scene on Washington Ave in Sandy Hook at a memorial for the victims of the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 17, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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The scene on Washington Ave in Sandy Hook at a memorial for the victims of the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 17, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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The scene on Washington Ave in Sandy Hook at a memorial for the victims of the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 17, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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The scene on Washington Ave in Sandy Hook at a memorial for the victims of the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 17, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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The scene on Washington Ave in Sandy Hook at a memorial for the victims of the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 17, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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The scene on Washington Ave in Sandy Hook at a memorial for the victims of the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 17, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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The scene on Washington Ave in Sandy Hook at a memorial for the victims of the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 17, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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A photo of a unidentified victim on Washington Ave in Sandy Hook at a memorial for the victims of the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 17, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
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