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Worshippers return to Charleston's Emanuel AME

Published 1:13 PM ET, Sun June 21, 2015
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People line up to enter the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, before a worship service on Sunday, June 21. It was the first service at the church since a racially motivated shooter killed nine people there on Wednesday, June 17. Stephen B. Morton/AP
Church member Kevin Polite helps members into the church for the service. David Goldman/Pool/Getty Images
The Rev. Norvel Goff prays at the empty seat of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was killed in the shooting. David Goldman/Pool/Getty Images
Parishioners fill the pews for the service. Church elders decided to hold the regularly scheduled Sunday school and worship service as they continue to grieve. David Goldman/Pool/Getty Images
The Rev. Norvel Goff delivers a sermon during the service. David Goldman/Pool/Getty Images
Parishioners pray and comfort each other during the service. David Goldman/Pool/Getty Images
Parishioners join together in song. David Goldman/Pool/Getty Images
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley embraces U.S. Sen Tim Scott. David Goldman/Pool/Getty Images
Parishioners Shakur Francis, left, and Karen Watson-Fleming sing as they attend the service. David Goldman/Pool/Getty Images
North Charleston Mayor R. Keith Summey, left, and Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. attend the service. David Goldman/Pool/Getty Images
People listen to the Sunday service from outside the church. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)