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A year after shootings, Colorado looks for healing

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  • Associated PressWorshippers attend a memorial mass held for supporters and families of those killed in the Aurora movie theater shootings, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, in Aurora, Colo., on Friday July 19. Saturday, July 20, marks one year since the theater killing rampage left 12 dead and 70 wounded.

      Associated PressWorshippers attend a memorial mass held for supporters and families of those killed in the Aurora movie theater shootings, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, in Aurora, Colo., on Friday July 19. Saturday, July 20, marks one year since the theater killing rampage left 12 dead and 70 wounded.

  • Associated PressRene Medek, the mother of Aurora movie theater shooting victim Micayla Medek attends a memorial mass held for supporters and families of those killed, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, in Aurora, Colo., on Friday July 19. Saturday, July 20, marks one year since the Aurora movie theater shooting rampage which left 12 dead and 70 wounded.

      Associated PressRene Medek, the mother of Aurora movie theater shooting victim Micayla Medek attends a memorial mass held for supporters and families of those killed, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, in Aurora, Colo., on Friday July 19. Saturday, July 20, marks one year since the Aurora movie theater shooting rampage which left 12 dead and 70 wounded.

  • Associated PressA man checks on his baby during a memorial mass held for supporters and families of those killed in the Aurora movie theater shootings, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, in Aurora, Colo., on Friday July 19. Saturday, July 20, marks one year since the theater killing rampage left 12 dead and 70 wounded.

      Associated PressA man checks on his baby during a memorial mass held for supporters and families of those killed in the Aurora movie theater shootings, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, in Aurora, Colo., on Friday July 19. Saturday, July 20, marks one year since the theater killing rampage left 12 dead and 70 wounded.

  • Associated PressNRA supporters protest at a gun rights rally held near a pro-gun control Mayors Against Illegal Guns remembrance event honoring the victims of the Aurora theater shootings, Friday, July 19, at Cherry Creek State Park in Aurora, Colo. Saturday, July 20, marks one year since the Aurora movie theater shooting rampage, which left 12 dead and 70 wounded.

      Associated PressNRA supporters protest at a gun rights rally held near a pro-gun control Mayors Against Illegal Guns remembrance event honoring the victims of the Aurora theater shootings, Friday, July 19, at Cherry Creek State Park in Aurora, Colo. Saturday, July 20, marks one year since the Aurora movie theater shooting rampage, which left 12 dead and 70 wounded.

 

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AURORA, Colo. -- Parents, siblings and survivors of those slain in the Aurora theater massacre exactly one year ago have held a ceremony of prayer, song and remembrance.

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Several hundred people gathered in Aurora on Saturday to honor the victims, the survivors and first responders. The names of the dead were read, a bell ringing once for each victim.

Twelve people died in the attack, including a 6-year-old girl. Seventy were hurt, some of them paralyzed.

Saturday's speakers included Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

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