Church Unites in Prayer After Massacre

The city of Charleston, South Carolina, and the country as a whole are grieving the nine people killed when a gunman opened fire in a historic black church. Police say they believe the massacre was a hate crime.

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People join hands against the backdrop of an American flag as thousands of marchers meet in the middle of Charleston's main bridge in a show of unity after nine black church parishioners were gunned down during a Bible study, Sunday, June 21, 2015, in Charleston, S.C.
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Pallbearers release doves over the casket of Ethel Lance during her burial service, June 25, 2015, in Charleston, S.C.
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South Carolina Highway Patrol honor guards stand over Sen. Clementa Pinckney’s body as members of the public file past in the Statehouse, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in Columbia, S.C.
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Doris Simmons, of Charleston, S.C. stands across the street from Emanuel AME Church, the scene of last week's mass shooting, as the sun rises June 26, 2015, in Charleston.
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People join hands against the backdrop of an American flag as thousands of marchers meet in the middle of Charleston's main bridge in a show of unity after nine black church parishioners were gunned down during a Bible study, June 21, 2015, in Charleston, S.C.
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Parishioners pray at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church June 21, 2015, in Charleston, S.C., four days after a mass shooting that claimed the lives of it's pastor and eight others.
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Najee Washington holds a photo of her grandmother Ethel Lance, one of the nine people killed in Wednesday's shooting at Emanuel AME Church, June 19, 2015, in Charleston, S.C.
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Parishioners sing four days after a mass shooting that claimed nine lives at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Church. Elders at the Charleston, South Carolina, church decided to hold the regularly scheduled Sunday school and worship service as they continue to grieve.
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FBI forensic experts work the parking lot behind the AME Emanuel Church, June 19, 2015 in Charleston, S.C.
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Olina Ortega, left, and Austin Gibbs light candles at a memorial in front of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., June 18, 2015.
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Dylann Roof, 21, appears via video before a judge in Charleston, S.C, on June 19, 2015. Roof made his first court appearance Friday, with the victims' relatives making tearful statements.
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From left, Patricia Hamock, of Decatur, Ga., Cynthia Carmichael, of Decatur, Ga., and Angela Dixon, of Marietta, Ga., sing together at the interfaith prayer vigil at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Thursday, June 18, 2015. The vigil is to mourn the killing of nine people from Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. (AP Photo/Rebecca Breyer)
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People of all faiths come together at the interfaith prayer vigil at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Thursday, June 18, 2015. The vigil is to mourn the killing of nine people from Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. (AP Photo/Rebecca Breyer)
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Olina Ortega, left, and Austin Gibbs light candles at a memorial in front of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., June 18, 2015.
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The victims include Clementa Pinckney, Cynthia Hurd, Rev. Depayne Middleton Doctor, Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lance, Rev. Daniel Simmons, Myra Thompson, Tywanza Sanders.
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President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, pauses while speaking in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 18, 2015, on the church shooting in Charleston, S.C., prior to his departure to Los Angeles.
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Charleston police Lt. S. Siprko removes flowers from the backseat of a patrol car, Thursday, June 18, 2015 to a makeshift memorial in front of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. The alleged shooter, Dylann Storm Roof, 21, spent nearly an hour inside the church Wednesday night before killing six women and three men, then tried to outrun an all-night manhunt before a citizen in the next state spotted his car and tipped police, Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen said.
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The great-grandnephews of Susie Jackson, who died in Wednesday's shooting, play hide and seek during a family gathering outside Jackson's home June 18, 2015, in Charleston, S.C.
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Charleston, S.C., shooting suspect Dylann Storm Roof sits inside a police car as he is escorted from the Sheby Police Department in Shelby, N.C., June 18, 2015.
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Charleston, S.C., shooting suspect Dylann Storm Roof, second from left, is escorted from the Shelby Police Department in Shelby, N.C., Thursday, June 18, 2015. Roof is a suspect in the shooting of several people Wednesday night at the historic The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.
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A group of women pray together at a make-shift memorial on the sidewalk in front of the Emanuel AME Church, Thursday, June 18, 2015 in Charleston, S.C.
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State Senator Vincent Sheheen (D-Kershaw) gets emtional as he sits next to the draped desk of state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, Thursday, June 18, 2015, at the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C. Pinckney was one of those killed, Wednesday night in a shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.
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A passing motorist looks out her window as she stops at an intersection down the street from the Emanuel AME Church early Thursday, June 18, 2015 following a shooting Wednesday night in Charleston, S.C.
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Police close off a section of Calhoun Street near the Emanuel AME Church following a shooting Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Charleston, S.C.
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Lisa Doctor joins a prayer circle down the street from the Emanuel AME Church early Thursday, June 18, 2015 following a shooting Wednesday night in Charleston, S.C.
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Worshippers gather to pray down the street from the Emanuel AME Church following a shooting Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Charleston, S.C.
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Police and EMT fireman outside the historic Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church where a gunman opened fire on a prayer meeting killing nine people on June 17, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina.
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A distraught man is comforted as a group of concerned people arrive inquiring about a shooting across the street Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Charleston, S.C.
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Worshippers embrace following a group prayer across the street from the scene of a shooting Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Charleston, S.C.
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Noah Nicolaisen, of Charleston, S.C., kneels at a makeshift memorial, Thursday, June 18, 2015, down the street from where a man opened fire Wednesday night during a prayer meeting inside the Emanuel AME Church, killing several people in what authorities are calling a hate crime.
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