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World leaders expressed shock and horror after a gunman massacred 20 small children and six teachers Friday in the US state of Connecticut, in one of the worst school shootings in history. 

The Los Angeles Lakers and the crowd observe a moment of silence for victims of a mass school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, before the start of their game against the Washington Wizards on Friday evening.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon wrote to Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy to give his "deepest condolences at the shocking murders," a statement said.

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