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Healing continues, a year after movie shooting

(AP) — Many  in Colorado embraced ways to heal Saturday as they marked the anniversary of the Aurora movie theater massacre with a city-sponsored “Day of Aurora TheatreRemembrance.”

It was one year ago that a gunman opened fire into a packed midnight screening of the Batman film “The Dark Knight Rises.” The rampage left 12 people dead and 70 wounded.

Parents, siblings and survivors of those slain attended a morning ceremony of prayer, song and remembrance outside Aurora’s city hall. Several hundred people — including police, fire personnel and members of Colorado’s congressional delegation — bowed their heads as the names of dead were read.

Gov. John Hickenlooper told the crowd that many people still struggle with unanswered questions.

Mourners clutched white roses and, as the ceremony ended, laid them beneath a large wreath.

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