Down, but not out: Message from a united Charleston

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People join hands against the backdrop of an American flag as thousands of marchers meet in the middle of Charleston's main bridge in a show of unity after nine black church parishioners were gunned down during a Bible study. (AP Photo)

People join hands against the backdrop of an American flag as thousands of marchers meet in the middle of Charleston's main bridge in a show of unity after nine black church parishioners were gunned down during a Bible study. (AP Photo)

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Parishioners sing at the Emanuel A.M.E Church, four days after a mass shooting that claimed the lives of its pastor and eight others on in Charleston, SC. (AP Photo)

Parishioners sing at the Emanuel A.M.E Church, four days after a mass shooting that claimed the lives of its pastor and eight others on in Charleston, SC. (AP Photo)

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Thousands of people march on The Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge in Charleston, South Carolina (AFP Photo)

Thousands of people march on The Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge in Charleston, South Carolina (AFP Photo)

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A tarp covers the base of the monument "To the Confederate defenders of Charleston" in White Park Garden in Charleston, South Carolina. (Reuters)

A tarp covers the base of the monument "To the Confederate defenders of Charleston" in White Park Garden in Charleston, South Carolina. (Reuters)

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People leave messages of hope and encouragement on a large canvas titled "Charleston United" in front of the historic Emanuel African American Methodist Church. (AFP Photo)

People leave messages of hope and encouragement on a large canvas titled "Charleston United" in front of the historic Emanuel African American Methodist Church. (AFP Photo)

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Candles burn for the nine people who were killed at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, last Wednesday, during a service at St. Matthew African Methodist Episcopal Church. (AP Photo)

Candles burn for the nine people who were killed at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, last Wednesday, during a service at St. Matthew African Methodist Episcopal Church. (AP Photo)

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New Jersey governor Chris Christie, left, and Dwayne D Warren, mayor of Orange, NJ, hold hands during a service at St. Matthew African Methodist Episcopal Church. (AP Photo)

New Jersey governor Chris Christie, left, and Dwayne D Warren, mayor of Orange, NJ, hold hands during a service at St. Matthew African Methodist Episcopal Church. (AP Photo)

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