Columbine survivors mark twentieth anniversary of massacre

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Media captionSamantha Haviland was a student at Columbine High School when the 1999 shooting happened

Survivors of the Columbine High School shooting have been speaking at a remembrance ceremony in Denver to mark the twentieth anniversary of the massacre.

Twelve students and a teacher were murdered by two teenagers.

One former student, Patrick Ireland, who was injured by bullets, said no one from the school or surrounding community had emerged unscathed.

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The event was the culmination of three days of commemorations. Earlier, members of the public left flowers and cards at a memorial to the victims.

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Media captionBill Clinton spoke at the remembrance ceremony via video link

Columbine students and staff also marked the day by taking part in community service projects.

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Image caption Survivor Will Beck placed flowers at the Columbine Memorial at Clement Park in Littleton, Colorado
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Image caption Sean Graves, a massacre survivor and 2002 graduate, spoke during the ceremony
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Image caption Crosses with the names and portraits of the victims at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, also in Littleton, Colorado
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Image caption People gathered to remember loved ones at the Columbine Memorial
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Image caption Spencer Greenlee, a student at Columbine High School, sat in prayer at the memorial
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Image caption Candles around a collection of flowers laid at the memorial
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Image caption Visitors read a poem left at the memorial

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