The moment Obama was told of Sandy Hook shootings

The White House has released a photograph of the moment President Barack Obama was told of the Sandy Hook elementary school shootings in Connecticut.

The President reacts as John Brennan tells him the tragic news. Credit: Flikr/Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

The photograph was released as part of a the official White House photographer Pete Souza's photographs of the year.

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