Aurora, Colo., Cinema Rampage Remembered

Twelve people were killed and dozens more injured in a shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. during a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises." Click to see photos from the scene.

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Jasmine Christman, left, is comforted by her mother and father during a memorial service in Aurora, Colo., on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Coloradans marked the one-year anniversary of the Aurora movie theater massacre. Click to see more photos from the aftermath of the movie massacre tragedy.
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People visit 12 crosses erected in memory of the 12 people who were killed in the Aurora theater shooting on a hill across the street from the theater in Aurora, Colo., on Saturday, July 20, 2013.
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People leave roses at the base of a wreath at the end of a memorial ceremony for the victims of the Aurora theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., on Saturday, July 20, 2013.
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People hold signs as they gather for a remembrance rally for the anniversary of the Aurora theater shooting where 12 people were killed and 70 injured. Saturday, July 20 is the anniversary of the Aurora theater shooting.
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Stephanie Richards makes a sign reading "Remember Aurora," during a remembrance event at which the names of people killed by gun violence in America over the past year were read aloud, at Cherry Creek State Park in Aurora, Colo., on Friday, July 19, 2013.
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AURORA, CO - JULY 19: Jane Dougherty a Coloradan whoses sister Mary Sherlach was killed during the Newton mass shootings reads the names of victums as Carlee Soto whose sister Victoria was a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary mourns.
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A man holds a sign at a remembrance evemt for the victims of the Aurora theater shooting, Friday, July 19, 2013 at Cherry Creek State Park in Aurora, Colo., on Friday, July 19, 2013.
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The grandmother, left, mother, and father of Aurora movie theater shooting victim Micayla Medek mourn during a memorial mass held for families and supporters of those killed, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, in Aurora, Colo.
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Actor Christian Bale and his wife Sibi Blazic visit a memorial to the victims of the mass shooting at the midnight showing for "The Dark Knight Rises," which stars Bale playing Batman.
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Actor Christian Bale, second right, and his wife Sibi Blazic, right, place flowers on a memorial for the victims of the mass shooting in Aurora, Colo.
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Thousands gather for a prayer vigil at the Aurora Municipal Center for the victims of the mass shooting at Century 16 movie theater. Suspect James Holmes allegedly went on a shooting spree killing 12 people and injuring 58 during a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises."
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James Holmes, the suspected gunman in the "Dark Knight" massacre, is shown in court for the first time with his attorney. The Colorado prosecutor on the case said Holmes could face the death penalty over the tragedy that left 12 dead and 58 wounded.
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This photo combination shows a variety of facial expressions of James E. Holmes during his appearance at Arapahoe County District Court. Holmes is accused of killing 12 and wounding 58 in a shooting rampage in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.
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A man pauses at the crosses at a memorial near the Century 16 movie theater July 22, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. Twelve crosses were erected for the victims who died at the theater.
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Aurora Colorado Police division chief, Ken Murphy, hugs a mourner as he visits the memorial across from the Century 16 movie theater.
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People hold hands as they pray during a memorial service outside the Aurora Municipal Center in Aurora, Colorado.
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Barb Whitfield (R) and her grandson Wanya Whitfield, 15, visit at a makeshift memorial to the victims.
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Family members react as the names of the 12 people who were were killed during the theater shooting are read aloud during a vigil at Aurora Municipal Center on July 22, 2012.
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Mourners create a memorial at the fountain of Aurora Municipal Center after a prayer vigil for the 12 victims of the shooting.
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Seven-year-old Serenity Brydon visits a makeshift memorial to the victims.
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People pray during a memorial service outside the Aurora Municipal Center.
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Yadira Gutierrez, 5, from Denver, holds her mother's hand while tossing a flower onto the memorial.
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Donovan Tate and other friends and former classmates of victim AJ Boik gather for a memorial service at Gateway High School July 21, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. Boik and his girlfriend were at the midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" when a gunman killed Boik and 11 other people.
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Family, friends and former classmates of victim AJ Boik gather for a memorial service at Gateway High School July 21, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado.
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Gateway High School Athletics Secretary Lora Decker writes a message on a balloon for victim AJ Boik during a memorial service at the school July 21, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado.
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Students comfort each other Saturday, July 21, 2012, during a vigil at Gateway High School in Aurora, Colo., for AJ Boik.
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Family, friends and former classmates of victim AJ Boik release balloons during a memorial service at Gateway High School.
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A young man kneels on the sidewalk next to a makeshift memorial to the victims of the shooting at the Century 16 movie theater.
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Angie Terry prays next to a white wood cross erected for victims who were killed during the mass shooting at the Century 16 movie theater n Aurora, Colorado. Suspect James Holmes, 24, allegedly went on a shooting spree and killed 12 people and injured 59 during an early morning screening of "The Dark Knight Rises."
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Family members of the victims of Friday's mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., comfort each other, Sunday, July 22, 2012, in Aurora, Colo., during a prayer vigil for the victims.
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President Barack Obama talks about one of the victims and her injury and how her friend put pressure on the wound and called 911 during a statement from the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colo., Sunday, July 22, 2012.
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Tom Sullivan embraces family members outside Gateway High School while searching for his son Alex, who attended a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" at the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Twelve people, including Alex, were killed and 58 more injured.
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Tom Sullivan holds a photograph of his son, Alex, outside Gateway High School in Aurora, Colorado, as he pleads for help finding him.
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Jacob Stevens, 18, hugs his mother Tammi Stevens after being interviewed by police outside Gateway High School.
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Shamecca Davis hugs her son Isaiah Bow, who was an eyewitness to the shooting. After leaving the theater Bow went back in to find his girlfriend. "I didn't want to leave her in there. But she's ok now," Bow said.
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Isaac Pacheo, who said he was a good friend of theater shooting victim Alex Sullivan, is comforted, Saturday, July 21, 2012, as he visits a memorial near the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.
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Micayla Medek, 23, is one of the 12 people killed when a gunman barged into a crowded theater, set off gas canisters and opened fire as spectators dove for cover and tried to flee, Friday, July 20, 2012, in Aurora, Colorado.
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John Larimer is one of the twelve victims killed in the shooting. Larimer, 27, was a Petty Officer Third Class stationed at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colorado. "A valued member of our Navy team, he will be missed by all who knew him," his commanding officer, Commander Jeffrey Jakuboski told Navy News Service.
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Jessica Ghawi, 24, was also killed in the shooting rampage in Aurora, Colorado.
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This Sept. 20, 2011 photo provided by the Sullivan family shows 27-year-old shooting victim Alex Sullivan.
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A photograph of theater shooting victim Alex Sullivan and his wife Cassie are shown, Saturday, July 21, 2012, at a memorial near the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.
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Gordon W. Cowden, 51, was among the twelve people killed in the attack. He leaves behind four children.
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People place hands on a large wooden cross as they pray late Saturday, July 21, 2012, across the street from the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.
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A photo and tribute to movie theater shooting victim AJ Boik is shown next to a lit candle at a memorial to the shooting victims in Aurora, Colo.
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Shelly Fradkin, the mother of a friend of shooting victim Alex Sullivan, kisses a photograph of Sullivan before placing it at a makeshift memorial across from the Century 16 theater on July 21.
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Lin Gan, 20, who was in the theater where the shooting took place, remains emotionally shaken eight hours after the shooting incident as she waits outside Gateway High School.
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The Century 16 movie theater is seen where a gunmen attacked moviegoers during an early morning screening of the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises."
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Judy Goos hugs her daughter's friend, Isaiah Bow, 20, while eyewitnesses Emma Goos, 19, left, and Terrell Wallin, 20, right, gather outside Gateway High School where witnesses were brought for questioning.
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A photo of the suspect, James Holmes, was released by the University of Colorado Denver. Holmes was in the process of withdrawing from the university's graduate program in neuroscience.
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Suspect James Holmes is pictured in his senior photo from a 2006 Westview High School yearbook. Holmes was armed with an AR-15 assault rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun and a Glock .40-caliber handgun, said Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates.
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Pastor Mary Lu Saddoris, left, prays with Isaac Pacheo, center, and Courtney McGregor, right, near a photo of their friend Alex Sullivan on Saturday, July 21. Sullivan was among the 12 victims killed in the shooting, which took place on his 27th birthday.
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A written message that begins "To all the innocent souls... this is for you," is shown near a display of candles, flags, and other tributes, in Aurora, Colorado, across the street from the Century 16 movie theater.
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People attending a candlelight prayer gathering cry as they pray in Aurora, Colo.
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James Holmes’ father is seen at San Diego International Airport. The Holmes family said in a statement: “Our hearts go out to those who were involved in this tragedy and to the families and friends of those involved... We are still trying to process this information and we appreciate that people will respect our privacy."
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San Diego police officers stand in the doorway of the home of the mother of Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes in San Diego. No motive behind the shooting has been identified.
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Police use a video camera to look inside the apartment where the suspect lived. The gunman told police that he had hidden an explosive in his car, found to be false. Federal and local officials have secured the suspect's apartment, in which trip wires, bottles of chemicals and other hazardous materials were seized by police.
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Police gather near the apartment where the suspect lived. Federal and local authorities are investigating the theater and the suspect's home.
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FBI agents investigate the apartment of alleged gunman James Holmes Saturday in Aurora, Colo.
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Law enforcement officials talk near the apartment of alleged gunman James Holmes on Saturday, July 21, 2012 in Aurora , Colorado. It took authorities two days to enter the apartment that Holmes booby-trapped with possible incendiary devices.
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A small group prays outside Gateway High School where witness were brought for questioning.
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Eyewitness Chandler Brannon, 25, sits outside Gateway High School.
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A SWAT team officer stands watch near an apartment where the suspect lived.
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Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates talks to media at the Aurora Mall on Friday, July 20.
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People attending a candle-light prayer gathering for the victims of the attack.
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An Aurora Police officer talks on his radio outside of the Century 16 theater at Aurora Mall. Bullets tore through the walls of theater 9, where the shooting took place, into an adjoining screening room, injuring dozens of people.
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Police are pictured outside of Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo. Witnesses said they at first believed that the gunman was part of the show, as he attacked during a violent shooting scene in "The Dark Knight Rises."
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Maria Davila holds her daughter Alexia, 9, during a candlelight vigil for the victims in the movie theater massacre.
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Marietta Perkins falls to her knees in sorrow and prayer at a vigil across the street from the Century 16 movie theater on Friday, July 20.
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Colorado Rockies players bow their heads as they observe a moment of silence for the victims of the Colorado theater shooting before the start of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, on Friday, July 20, in San Diego.
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News helicopters circle above the suspected gunman's apartment building, where authorities believe he may have hidden explosives. Officers said the man brought a gas mask, a rifle, a handgun and at least one other weapon to the theater.
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President Barack Obama offered his condolences: "Michelle and I are shocked and saddened by the horrific and tragic shooting in Colorado. We are committed to bringing whoever was responsible to justice, ensuring the safety of our people, and caring for those who have been wounded ... we must now come together as one American family."
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Friends of victims gathered outside the Medical Center of Aurora. Six hospitals aided victims of the shooting.
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Family and friends wait outside Gateway High School.
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A man drives up to Gateway High School, where witnesses were brought for questioning.
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Tom Sullivan, center, stands with family members outside Gateway High School. His son, Alex, was killed during the shooting spree at the midnight showing.
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Yellow markers lie next to various pieces of evidence, including the gas mask the suspect wore during the shooting.
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Investigators examine a vehicle parked outside a back exit at the Century 16 movie theater. Authorities believe that this white Hyundai belongs to the suspect.
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An Aurora police officer, right, helps a woman carry her belongings from her home near the apartment of alleged gunman James Holmes, on Friday, July 20. Authorities evacuated Holmes' apartment building and others nearby.
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Firefighters work in front of the apartment where the suspect lived. Investigators safely detonated an explosive device inside and secured the apartment.
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Firefighters and police gather after an explosion could be heard in front of the apartment of shooting suspect James Holmes in Aurora, Colo., on Saturday, July 21.
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An ATF agent arranges boxes for evidence in front of the apartment of James Holmes on July 21. Federal authorities detonated one small explosive and disarmed another inside Holmes' apartment, but several other explosive devices remained, said Aurora police Sgt. Cassidee Carlson.
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Daniel Oates, police chief of Aurora, Colo., attends a news conference outside the Century 16 theater. Oates gave an initial report of the situation on Friday morning.
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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, left, confers with Steve Hogan, mayor of Aurora, Colo., after a news conference at the Century 16 theater.
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President Barack Obama pauses during a moment of silence for the victims of the Aurora, Colorado shooting.
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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivers remarks regarding the shooting at a rally in Bow, New Hampshire. Romney canceled campaign events for the day in the wake of the tragedy.
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Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney bow their heads before he speaks about the shootings in Colorado at an event in Bow, N.H. on Friday, July 20.
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President Barack Obama takes a moment of silence for the events in Colorado. Obama said the tragic movie theater shooting in Colorado is a reminder that life is fragile, and added the event "reminds us of all the ways that we are united as one American family."
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Obama supporters bow their heads during a moment of silence for the victims of the Aurora, Colorado shootings.
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New York City police officers stand in front of a midtown Manhattan movie theater as people arrive for a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises," Friday, July 20, 2012. Mayor Michael Bloomberg called for extra security at all theaters in NY showing "The Dark Knight Rises."
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Police officers are seen outside a movie theater screening "The Dark Knight Rises," in New York. NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly said the department was providing the extra security at theaters "as a precaution against copycats and to raise the comfort levels among movie patrons."
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A New York City police officer, center rear, stands in front of a midtown Manhattan movie theater as people line up for a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises," on July 20.
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Movie patrons walk next to a sign prohibiting concealed weapons as they arrive for the Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," at the Regal Hollywood 20 movie theater complex in Greenville, S.C.
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The flag is seen at half-staff over the White House. President Barack Obama, who cut short his campaign stop in Florida, ordered the flag to be lowered in the aftermath of the tragic mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado.
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Tracy Stevenson, left, hugs Greg Zanis, from Aurora, Ill., as he places crosses for each of the 12 victims across the street from the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo. on Sunday, July 22, 2012. In 1999, Zanis placed 15 crosses near Columbine High School to commemorate the victims.
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