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Rosaries are lit by the morning light on a makeshift memorial near the town Christmas tree in the Sandy Hook village of Newtown, Conn., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. The memorial, which was put up in the aftermath of the elementary school shooting that shocked the small town, is increasing in size as the days go on. More funerals are scheduled for Wednesday, as the town continues to mourn its victims. The gunman, Adam Lanza, walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)