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Germany in mourning after school shooting

2009-03-12 05:48:41 GMT2009-03-12 13:48:41 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Relatives and friends of the victims wait at the Albertville high school in Winnenden near the southwestern German city of Stuttgart, March 11, 2009. The death toll of Wednesday's school shooting in Winnenden has risen to 16, including the 17-year-old gunman shot dead by the police, officials said. (Xinhua/Luo Huanhuan)

Relatives and friends of victims comfort each other outside the Albertville high school in the town of Winnenden near the southwestern German city of Stuttgart, March 11, 2009. The school schooting on Wednesday which killed 16 people including the 17-year-old gunman shocks Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Wednesday is a day of sorrow for the whole of Germany. (Xinhua/Luo Huanhuan)

Relatives and friends of victims mourn for the dead with flowers, candles and letters near the Albertville high school in the town of Winnenden near the southwestern German city of Stuttgart, March 11, 2009. The school schooting on Wednesday which killed 16 people including the 17-year-old gunman shocks Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Wednesday is a day of sorrow for the whole of Germany. (Xinhua/Luo Huanhuan)

Relatives and friends of victims mourn for the dead near the Albertville high school in the town of Winnenden near the southwestern German city of Stuttgart, March 11, 2009. The school schooting on Wednesday which killed 16 people including the 17-year-old gunman shocks Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Wednesday is a day of sorrow for the whole of Germany. (Xinhua/Luo Huanhuan)

Relatives and friends of victims mourn for the dead with flowers, candles and letters near the Albertville high school in the town of Winnenden near the southwestern German city of Stuttgart, March 11, 2009. The school schooting on Wednesday which killed 16 people including the 17-year-old gunman shocks Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Wednesday is a day of sorrow for the whole of Germany. (Xinhua/Luo Huanhuan)

Relatives and friends of victims mourn for the dead with flowers, candles and letters near the Albertville high school in the town of Winnenden near the southwestern German city of Stuttgart, March 11, 2009.

The school schooting on Wednesday which killed 16 people including the 17-year-old gunman shocks Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Wednesday is a day of sorrow for the whole of Germany.

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