New York Knicks observe a moment of silence for Newtown

Members of the New York Knicks observe a moment of silence
Members of the New York Knicks observe a moment of silence Credit: Adam Hunger / Reuters

Members of the New York Knicks basketball team observe a moment of silence for the victims of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School before their NBA game with the Cleveland Cavaliers at Madison Square Garden, New York.

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