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Finland

7 November 2007

BBC News

HELSINKI — The Finnish village of Jokela, where an 18-year-old gunman killed eight people and himself at a high school on Wednesday, was quiet as night fell, with friends and family of the dead and injured in deep shock. Candles could be seen burning in many windows — a Finnish traditional mark of respect for the dead. "This is a peaceful place, nothing like this has happened and nothing like this is to be expected either," Tuusula mayor Hannu Joensivu said.... (GunPolicy.org)

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