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Obama: After Connecticut Shooting, 'Entire World Stands With Us'

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US President Barack Obama speaks during a holiday reception for the diplomatic corps on December 19, 2012 at the State Department in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) | Getty Images

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is thanking foreign diplomats for the outpouring of support from around the world after the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school. Obama says after the shootings, quoting, "The entire world stands with us."

Obama said at a State Department reception Wednesday that he has been struck by the kindness expressed in makeshift memorials outside U.S. embassies and other demonstrations in unity with Americans dealing with the tragedy.

The president says the U.S. has stood with foreign countries after violent acts, tsunamis and earthquakes and now the global community is standing with the U.S.

He says the world response to the incident shows, quote, "There are more people of goodwill than people of ill-will."

Friday's shooting at in Newtown, Conn., killed 20 children and six adults.

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