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FAV(e) PHOTOS: Hanukkah, TobyMac, same-sex marriage and fruitcake

Each week, the five Faith and Values sites compile their top photos to give you a glance at what is happening in communities around the country. Here's a look at Dec. 6 to 13. In this week's mix, we've got Hanukkah underway, Christmas coming, a concert happening, same-sex couples getting marriage licenses in Washington state and some monks making fruitcake.

Heartbroken man hands out Christmas cards to Newtown kids

Abbas Alavi knew he had to do something for the children. Not the slain children who lost their lives in a hail of gun fire Friday morning inside Sandy Hook Elementary School. Those children were given up to God, said Abbas, a devout Muslim.

Christian radio host: God didn’t stop Connecticut shootings

Bryan Fischer, an evangelical radio host with the American Family Association said Friday that God did not stop the tragic shootings in Connecticut because America has told Him to "get lost."

“Where was God when all of this went down?” he asked. "Here’s the bottom line: God is not going to go where he is not wanted.”

Senseless Violence

There are no words that will wipe clean the slate of yesterday’s senseless violence in Newtown, Conn. It will go down in our consciousness as a day without explanation, a day of pain and mourning.

PHOTOS: Hundreds gather downtown to remember shooting victims

On Friday night hundreds of Spokane residents gathered at Riverside Park to honor the Connecticut school shooting victims with a candlelight vigil.

School shooting: Trying to find God in the unthinkable

People turned to prayer and God in Newtown on Friday in an effort to make sense of the unthinkable after a gunman killed 26 people, including 20 children, inside an elementary school.
Churches' doors swung open to a town shaken by one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history.

BRIEF: Candelight vigil tonight to honor shooting victims

There will be a candelight vigil tonight to honor the victims of the Connecticut school shooting, where so far 20 children and six adults have been confirmed dead.

The vigil will be at 8 p.m. at the Carousel at Riverfront Park.

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