Slideshow: Colorado shooting victims

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This undated photo provided by the Cowden family shows Gordon W. Cowden. Cowden was one of the victims in the Friday, July 20, 2012 Aurora, Colo. movie theater shooting. (AP PhotoThe Cowden Family)
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Stephanie Davies, 21, background, helps her best friend, Allie Young, 19, with her hair in a room at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colo., Monday, July 23, 2012. The two recounted the story of how Stephanie saved Allie's life during the mass shooting in the movie theater last Friday by applying pressure to a gushing neck wound and helping her to safety July 20, 2012. (AP PhotoLos Angeles Times, Mark Boster, Pool)
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This Sept. 20, 2011 photo provided by the Sullivan family shows Alex Sullivan. Sullivan was one of the victims in the Friday, July 20, 2012 Aurora, Colo. movie theater shooting. (AP PhotoThe Sullivan Family)
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This undated photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows Jesse Childress. The 29-year-old, from Thornton, Colo., was one of the victims in the Friday, July 20, 2012 Aurora, Colo. movie theater shooting. Childress was an Air Force cyber-systems operator based at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora. (AP PhotoU.S. Air Force)
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This undated photo provided by the Larimer family shows John Larimer. Relatives have identified Larimer, a U.S. Navy sailor, as one of the victims killed by a gunman at a showing of the new Batman movie, early Friday, July 20, 2012, in Aurora, Colo. (AP PhotoLarimer family)
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This undated image provided by the family shows Alexander J. Boik, known as AJ. Boik was one of the victims in the Friday, July 20, 2012 Aurora, Colo. movie theater shooting. (AP Photo)
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Stephanie Davies, 21, right, watches while a nurse helps her best friend, Allie Young, 19, in a hospital room at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colo., Monday, July 23, 2012. The two recounted the story of how Stephanie saved Allie's life during the theater shooting rampage by applying pressure to a gushing neck wound and helping her to safety July 20, 2012. (AP PhotoLos Angeles Times, Mark Boster, Pool)
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This undated photo provided by the family shows Jessica Ghawi. Ghawi is one of the 12 people killed when a gunman barged into a crowded theater, set off gas canisters and opened fire as spectators dove for cover and tried to flee, Friday, July 20, 2012, in Aurora, Colo. Dozens of others were injured, including 11 in critical condition. (AP PhotoCourtesy of the family)
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This undated photo provided by the Larimer family shows John Larimer. Larimer was one of the victims in the Friday, July 20, 2012 Aurora, Colo. movie theater shooting. (AP PhotoLarimer family)
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Stephen Barton, of Southbury, Conn., talks about his injuries Sunday, July 22, 2012, at the Medical Center of Aurora, in Aurora, Colo. Barton was wounded Friday when a gunman opened fire at a midnight showing of the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," in Aurora, where 12 people were killed and dozens more injured. (AP PhotoRobert Ray)
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This undated photo provided by the family shows Rebecca Ann Wingo. Wingo, 32, was one of the victims killed in the Friday, July 20, 2012 movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo. (AP Photo)
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Best friends Allie Young, left, 19 and Stephanie Davies, 21, sit in a room at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colo., Monday July 23, 2012, recounting the story of how Stephanie saved Allie's life during the mass theater shooting in Aurora by applying pressure to a gushing neck wound and helping her to safety July 20, 2012. (AP PhotoLos Angeles Times, Mark Boster, Pool)
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This undated photo provided by the family shows Jonathan T. Blunk, 26, of Aurora, Colo. with his two children. Blunk was one of the victims in the Friday, July 20, 2012 Aurora, Colo. movie theater shooting. (AP Photo)
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The undated photo provided by the family shows Alex Teves. Teves, 24, was one of the victims killed in the Friday, July 20, 2012 movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo. (AP PhotoTeves Family)
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Christine Barton kisses her son Stephen Barton, Sunday, July 22, 2012, at the Medical Center of Aurora, in Aurora, Colo. Stephen Barton, of Southbury, Conn., was wounded Friday when a gunman opened fire at a midnight showing of the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," in Aurora, where 12 people were killed and dozens more injured. (AP PhotoRobert Ray)
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This combination of photos provided by their families shows seven of the 12 victims in the Friday, July 20, 2012 Aurora, Colo. movie theater shooting. Top row from left are Jonathan Blunk, Jesse Childress, Gordon Cowden, Jessica Ghawi, and bottom row from left, John Larimer, Micayla Medek, Alex Sullivan. (AP Photo)
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This undated photo provided by the family shows Micayla Medek. Medek, 23, was one of the victims in the Friday, July 20, 2012 Aurora, Colo. movie theater shooting. (AP Photo)
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This undated photo provided by the family shows Jessica Ghawi. Ghawi was one of the victims in the Friday, July 20, 2012 Aurora, Colo. movie theater shooting. (AP Photo)

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AURORA, Colo. — A U.S. Navy veteran who served three tours of duty in the Middle East. A 6-year-old girl excited about learning to swim. A Target employee who shielded his girlfriend and her brother with his own body. They and nine others were killed in the shooting rampage during a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in a Denver suburb. Here are their stories, and the stories of some who survived:

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