There was a menagerie of stuffed animals and bouquets of flowers at the site of a memorial set up on Saturday, July 21, 2012, across from the Aurora, Colo., movie theater where 12 were killed in a shooting rampage.
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Several dozen people commemorating last year's deadly movie theater shooting in Colorado held a moment of silence for those killed and wounded in the July 20, 2012, massacre.
The 82 seconds of silence began at 12:38 a.m. MDT on Saturday -- the same time the shooting began a year ago during a packed midnight screening of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises." The length of time represented the 12 people killed and the 70 who were wounded in the Aurora theater.
The moment of silence was held in a state park in the same city. It was preceded by the reading of the names of the more than 2,500 people who have been died in gun-related violence in the U.S. since the Newtown, Conn., massacre in December.
James Holmes is charged with more than 160 counts of murder and attempted murder in the July 20 attack that killed 12 people and left 70 injured.
On Saturday morning, a ceremony will be held to honor the victims of the shootings. You can find the memorial live streaming here on www.abcactionnews.com starting at 9:30 a.m.
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