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A School Massacre Shocks a Nation: The Political Week in Photos

The shooting deaths of 19 children and 2 teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, sparked fury in the US and prompted demands that the Congress tighten gun laws. Senate Democrats said they were a bit more optimistic about a compromise with Republicans on gun-control legislation.

The school killings took place just days after a racist massacre at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket killed 10 Black people and wounded three others. There have been 214 attacks in which at least 4 people were shot in the US within the first 145 days of the year.