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Newtown holds the first funerals for the victims

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NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - The Connecticut town where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults in a school last Friday has said goodbye to two six-year-old victims with a Christian funeral and a Jewish funeral.

Hymns rang out at Jack Pinto's funeral, where the program bore a quotation from the Bible's Book of Revelation: "God shall wipe away all tears. There shall be no more death. Neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain."

A rabbi presided at Noah Pozner's service, and in keeping with Jewish tradition, the boy was laid to rest in a simple brown wooden casket adorned with a Star of David.

Family, friends and townspeople streamed out of two funeral homes after the services and then headed for two cemeteries.

With more funerals planned this week, many residents have taken down Christmas decorations in a season that has turned mournful.

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