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Therapy dogs provide comfort

Comfort dogs at Sandy Hook memorial

Lily Willinger, 2, of Newtown Conn., pets Libby, a golden retriever therapy dog, during a visit from the dogs and their handlers to a memorial for the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

View more photos of the comfort dogs in Newtown, CT on the Hartford Courant website.

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