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Funeral Held For Youngest Victim Of Arizona Massacre


A funeral has been held for the youngest victim of the mass shooting in the U.S. state of Arizona that injured a U.S. congresswoman.

The funeral for 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green was the first for the six people who were killed when a gunman opened fire on January 8 in the city of Tucson.

The girl, who was born on September 11, 2001, was honored at her funeral with the flying of an American flag that was recovered from the ruins of the World Trade Center towers, which collapsed in the September 11 terrorist attacks.

New York City firefighters sent the flag to Arizona for the funeral ceremony.

In another development, doctors said Democratic Party Representative Gabrielle Giffords, 40, who was shot in the head in the Tucson rampage, has been making progress toward recovery and is now able to move her legs and arms and has opened her eyes.

A 22-year-old man, Jared Lee Loughner, has been arrested and charged with carrying out the shooting.

compiled from agency reports
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