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Saturday, 22 December 2012 - 13:20
US observes a moment of silence for Connecticut school shooting
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The US has observed a moment of silence for the 26 victims of the Connecticut school shooting, as a gun lobby group called for armed security at schools.

Bells in Newtown tolled 26 times, one week after 20 children and 6 adults died at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

In Washington, the National Rifle Association called for "good guys" to be armed for "absolute protection".

Adam Lanza, 20, carried out the attack at 2:30pm GMT after killing his mother. He later shot himself dead.

Funerals for those killed have taken place throughout the week, and continue in Newtown today.

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