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Russia Mourns Victims of Crimea College Shooting, in Photos

At least 20 people were killed and dozens injured at a college in the Black Sea region of Crimea on Wednesday when a student went through the building shooting fellow students before killing himself.

Local Russian-backed authorities announced a three-day period of mourning for the victims starting on Thursday, Oct. 18.

Mourners in Moscow carried flowers and candles to a makeshift memorial at the Alexander Garden near the Kremlin.

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