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In pictures: Virginia shootings

Police at Virginia Tech shootings

US police went to the Virginia Tech at 0715 (1215 GMT) after reports of "multiple shooting victims" at West Ambler Johnston student hall.

Armoured vehicle at Virginia Tech after shootings

Two hours later, a second call came reporting another shooting at Norris Hall, an engineering building.

Police help students at Virginia Tech after shootings

All entrances to the 2,600-acre campus were closed and students told to stay indoors away from windows.

Police removed injured person from Virginia Tech after shootings

Some, but not all, of the dead are believed to be students. One was shot in a dorm, the rest in a classroom, Virginia Tech Police Chief WR Flinchum said.

Police at Virginia Tech shootings

One of the students said a friend had seen "many bloody bodies".

Police at Virginia Tech shootings

There were two bomb threats at the campus in the week before the shootings, but police said they were still unsure whether the incidents were linked.

Emergency vehicles called to shooting at Virginia Tech

President George W Bush said he was "shocked and saddened" by the killings.

Virginia Tech President Charles W Steger

Virginia Tech President Charles W Steger called the shootings "incomprehensible and heinous" and said the university had been hit by "a tragedy of monumental proportions".

A family prays during a mass at St Mary's Church in Blacksburg, Virginia

With 32 people dead, as well as the gunman, the campus shooting is the worst in US history.

Vigil for shooting victims

As night fell, shocked students held a candle-light vigil, with many questions about what happened yet to be answered.

Student standing by cardboard sign of VT

Over the course of the night, students paid their respects to those who had died.

Student lighting candle underneath VT sign

Some wrote messages of support on a university sign. Memorial services are expected to take place Tuesday.

Students speak of their shock at the shootings

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