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Last Updated: Monday, 23 April 2007, 21:46 GMT 22:46 UK
In pictures: Virginia memorials

Students and staff gather for a ceremony, a week after the Virginia Tech shootings

A week on from the deadly shootings at Virginia Tech, students and staff gathered on the university's Drill Field to hold a minute's silence in memory of the victims.

A man holds a white balloon, one of 32 released, one for each of the 32 victims

One white balloon was released for each of the 32 people killed by gunman Cho Seung-hui before he took his own life.

Orange and maroon balloons float over Norris Hall

A thousand balloons in orange and maroon, the university's colours, were also released. They floated above Norris Hall, the scene of most of the killings.

Students gather with white prayer flags at West Ambler Johnston Hall, Virginia Tech

Earlier, students with prayer flags gathered outside a dorm building, to mark the moment when two of their fellows were the first to lose their lives.

A girl kneels beside flowers left for the victims at Virginia Tech

The mood on campus was sombre as students returned to classes for the first time since the shootings.

At a service in New Jersey, cadets salute the casket of Virginia Tech victim Matthew La Porte

Elsewhere, in New Jersey, 20-year-old student Matthew La Porte was laid to rest in a flag-draped casket.

Mourners at the burial of Indonesian graduate student Partahi Lumbantoruan in Indonesia

Mourners also gathered in Indonesia for the burial of 34-year-old civil engineering doctoral student Partahi Lumbantoruan, another of the victims.

Virginia students return to class
23 Apr 07 |  Americas

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