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Charleston Church Reopens

Crowds gathered at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church for the first worship service at the historic African American church since a white gunman killed nine black people at Bible study group there last week.
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A crowd maintains Vigil outside of Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina, June 21, 2015. (Amanda Scott/VOA)
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A crowd maintains Vigil outside of Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina, June 21, 2015. (Amanda Scott/VOA)

Police officers are seen at the entrance of Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina, June 21, 2015. (Amanda Scott/VOA)
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Police officers are seen at the entrance of Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina, June 21, 2015. (Amanda Scott/VOA)

A makeshift cross with commmorative messages is seen near Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina, June 21, 2015. (Amanda Scott/VOA)
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A makeshift cross with commmorative messages is seen near Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina, June 21, 2015. (Amanda Scott/VOA)

Mourners lay flowers outside of outside of Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina, June 21, 2015. (Amanda Scott/VOA)  
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Mourners lay flowers outside of outside of Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina, June 21, 2015. (Amanda Scott/VOA)

 

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