PHOTOS: Aurora grieves after movie-theater shooting

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Mourners pray in front of a makeshift memorial at the Aurora Municipal Center.

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Kevork Djansezian

The town of Aurora, Colorado, has been left reeling by a mass shooting in one of its movie theaters. At least 12 were killed; almost 60 were injured.

Two days after the tragedy, thousands of people gathered for an emotional tribute to the victims, and an affirmation of the community that's grieving for them.

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    Mourners pray in front of a makeshift memorial at the Aurora Municipal Center.

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    Kevork Djansezian

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    One of the banners displayed during the memorial service, with tributes to the victims and messages for their families.

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    Joshua Lott

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    Thousands of people attended the memorial service, at which the name of each of the 12 people killed was read out. The crowd responded, "We will remember."

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    Joshua Lott

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    People left flowers, candles and messages at the fountain of Aurora Municipal Center, near the movie theater where the shooting took place. The theater itself is closed off while police collect evidence.

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    Kevork Djansezian

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    Each of the victims was remembered individually - like Veronica Moser-Sullivan, who was just six years old when she died. Her mother remains in critical condition.

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    Kevork Djansezian

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    Another victim, Alex Sullivan, was killed on the day of his 27th birthday.

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    Chip Somodevilla

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    US Navy officers salute after leaving flowers for their fellow Navy member, John Larimer, and the other people killed.

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    Kevork Djansezian

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    Members of the radical Westboro Baptist Church had threatened to disrupt the vigil. Members of the community formed a human barrier to keep them out.

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    Joshua Lott

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    A man holds up a banner filled with signatures from residents thanking the Aurora police department for their response to the shooting.

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    Kevork Djansezian

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    Barack Obama visited Aurora earlier in the day, where he met the families of those killed and visited injured survivors in hospital. "To the entire community of Aurora, the country is thinking of you," the president said.

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    The flag flies at half mast outside the Denver State Capitol. President Barack Obama requested that all American flags across the nation be lowered in honor of the shooting victims.

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    Joshua Lott

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    Greg Zanis, the same man who erected crosses for the victims of Colorado's Columbine school massacre, has put up 12 white crosses in Aurora, one for each person killed.

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    DON EMMERT