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Mourning in Blacksburg

A flag flies at half-staff outside Burrus Hall at Virginia Tech a day after a shooting spree left 33 people dead on the campus. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
Media vans are parked on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Va. (Francine Orr / LAT)
A military jet flies over the Virginia Tech campus as students, parents, faculty and community members gather for a memorial service. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
Virginia Tech student Daniel Hamilton, 19, signs a memorial on campus Tuesday. (E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune)
Thousands wait in line to enter Cassell Coliseum on the university’s Blacksburg campus, where the memorial service was to be held. (Scott Olson / Getty Images)
Students gather in front of Cassell Coliseum on Virginia Tech campus for a convocation honoring the victims of Monday’s massacre. (Francine Orr / LAT)
Virginia Tech students fill the university’s football field a during the convocation honoring students and faculty killed in Monday’s shooting rampage. Thousands of students watched the service on closed-circuit television because the coliseum was filled to capacity. (Matthew Cavanaugh / EPA)
Students gather on the field of the school’s football stadium to watch a memorial service for the shooting victims. (Scott Olson / Getty Images)
Jessica Hill, 16, participates in a vigil for the victims of the mass killing at Virginia Tech where a gunman opened fire in a dormitory and later a classroom building. (Win McNamee / Getty Images)
Students light candles during a vigil near the building where a gunman massacred 32 people at Virginia Tech University. (Matthew Cavanaugh / EPA)
Students find comfort in numbers near a campus chapel, and mourn their colleagues who were victims of the shootings at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. (Evan Vucci / AP)
Unidentified students show solidarity in their grief after at least 33 people were killed on the Virginia Tech campus in the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history. (Charles Dharapak / AP)
Virginia Tech students hold a vigil for the victims of the mass killing at the university in southwestern Virginia. (Win McNamee / Getty Images)
The Blacksburg community gathers at the Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in a vigil for the victims of a gunman’s rage on the campus of Virginia Tech. (Jared Soares AP/The Roanoke Times)
Susan Hylton, left, hugs her daughter, Mary McFillin, both of Vienna, Va. Hylton arrived on campus to pick up her daughter, 19, a student at Virginia Tech. (Dean Hoffmeyer AP/Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Virginia Tech freshman, Ryan Fowler, third from right, hugs his dad, Tim, of Mt. Airy, Md., as his mother, MaryEllin, hugs another student near Norris Hall, the site of a shooting on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. the Fowlers drove down from Maryland to pick up their son after they heard of the shootings in which a gunman massacred 33 people in the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history. (Steve Helber / AP)
“Those whose lives were taken did nothing to deserve their fate. They were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time,” President Bush said during the memorial service. (Steve Helber / AP)
Bush, in his remarks to the thousands, referred to a blog posting by an unidentified recent graduate who wrote, “I don’t know most of you guys, but we are all Hokies, which means we are family.” (Chuck Burton / AP)
Most attendees wore school sweatshirts. (Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images)
Virginia Tech sophomore Navy Corps student Bryan Glack, junior Caroline Harrison and junior Pete Hughes, right, view a convocation ceremony featuring President George W. Bush on a big screen at Lane Stadium. Thousands of students and supporters were forced to watch as Cassell Coliseum, where the event was held, was filled to capacity. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
Thousands of Virginia Tech students watch the convocation ceremony. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
Managing Editor Robert Bowman, 21, (left) speaks with reports Michelle Rivera, 19 (middle), as photo editor Sally bull, 20 (right) listens inside the Collegiante Times student newspaper on Virginia Tech campus. (Francine Orr / LAT)