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Seen through nine burning candles, the Rev. Sharon F. R. Avril, pastor of Carter Memorial A.M.E Church in Fresno speaks during a vigil held at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church for the nine people killed in a Charleston, South Carolina, church last Wednesday night. Photographed Sunday morning, June 21, 2015 in Fresno, California. Courtesy of…

Nathan Breedlove, 8, right, is held tightly in his father Rev. Dr. Chris Breedlove’s lap during a vigil Sunday morning held at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church for the nine people killed in a Charleston church last Wednesday night. Courtesy of Eric Paul Zamora of The Fresno Bee.

Helen Jenkins, 80, right, bows her head during a vigil held at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church. Courtesy of Eric Paul Zamora of The Fresno Bee.

Nine candles burn during a vigil held at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church. Courtesy of Eric Paul Zamora of The Fresno Bee.

Reverend Sharon F. R. Avril, pastor of Carter Memorial A.M.E Church in Fresno, right, speaks during a vigil held at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church. Courtesy of Eric Paul Zamora of The Fresno Bee.

Those in the room held hands together during a vigil held at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church. Courtesy of Eric Paul Zamora of The Fresno Bee.

Prayers are said during a vigil held at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church. Courtesy of Eric Paul Zamora of The Fresno Bee.

Standing room only during a vigil held at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church for the nine people killed in a Charleston church last Wednesday night. Courtesy of Eric Paul Zamora of The Fresno Bee.

JePaul White, left, Matthew Ari Jendian from Fresno State, center, and Bryson White, right, speak about local racism following a vigil held at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church for the nine people killed in a Charleston church last Wednesday night. Courtesy of Eric Paul Zamora of The Fresno Bee.

Nine candles burn during a vigil held at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church for the nine people killed in a Charleston church last Wednesday night. Courtesy of Eric Paul Zamora of The Fresno Bee.

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