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Mourners converge on Newtown in sign of support

Traffic moves slowly as people converge on Newtown Connecticut. They have come to pay their respect to the 20 children and six adults gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School. It's the kind of attention that no community wants. They come from all over the country in a show of support. (SOUNDBITE) (English) HENRIETTA BASCOMB VISITOR TO NEWTOWN FROM PRATTVILLE, ALABAMA, SAYING: "I'm a mom of two sons and eight grandchildren and so my heart breaks for them, so. Evil came to the town, that's for sure and took the lives of precious children." (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED VISITOR FROM JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY, SAYING: "This has touched our hearts very deeply, because I believe that the United States is a great country and unfortunately things like this happen. But it brings us together." The influx of visitors means brisk business for Newtown's Blue Colony diner. For those coming home -- the holidays take on new meaning. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PENNY FAHLMAN, VISITOR FROM PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, SAYING: "The contrast between coming to visit our family and the sadness that we feel for all these families is so enormous. This tragedy is so profound and we are feeling so sad for everyone." It's now a Christmas marked by tragedy -- where people go through the motions of the holiday season.

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