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At the St. Agnes church a statue of Jesus Christ faces east towards downtown Lac-Mégantic, Quebec July 12, 2013, the site of a deadly train derailment that is feared to have claimed 50 lives.

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A family arrives at St. Agnes Church in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec on July 12, 2013 with some flowers. Some people have been bringing flowers into the church. For tourists and residents alike, the front steps of the church have become a vantage point to see beyond the fencing.

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People join in an unofficial candle-light vigil on the steps of St. Agnes Church in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec on July 12, 2013.

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People join in an unofficial candle-light vigil on the steps of St. Agnes Church in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec on July 12, 2013.

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People gather at the St. Agnes church in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec July 12, 2013 for a candlelight vigil in memory of the victims of Saturday's deadly train derailment and explosion.

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People gather at the St. Agnes church in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec July 12, 2013 for a candlelight vigil in memory of the victims of Saturday's deadly train derailment and explosion.

Moe Doiron/The Globe and Mail

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People join in an unofficial candle-light vigil on the steps of St. Agnes Church in Lac-Mégantic, PQ on July 12, 2013.

Peter Power/The Globe and Mail

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People gather at the St. Agnes church in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec July 12, 2013 for a candlelight vigil in memory of the victims of Saturday's deadly train derailment and explosion. (Moe Doiron/The Globe and Mail)

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People gather at the St. Agnes church in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec July 12, 2013 for a candlelight vigil in memory of the victims of Saturday's deadly train derailment and explosion. (Moe Doiron/The Globe and Mail)

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People join in an unofficial candle-light vigil on the steps of St. Agnes Church in Lac-Mégantic, PQ on July 12, 2013.

Peter Power/The Globe and Mail

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