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Photo essay: LaGrange group holds prayer, 9/11 moment of silence on Lafayette Square

Mayor Jim Thornton leads community members in prayer Friday morning on Lafayette Square.

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A man embraces his a woman’s shoulder during prayer Friday morning on Lafayette Square.

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James Morton | Daily News

A man hands out New Testaments to community members at Lafayette Square on Friday morning during the prayer event.

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James Morton | Daily News

A group of people pray together at a prayer event Friday morning on Lafayette Square. The event was organized for community leaders to pray over different aspects of the community and included a moment of silence at 9:11 a.m. to honor those killed during the Sept. 11 attacks.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2015/09/web1_WEB091215Prayer-4.jpgA group of people pray together at a prayer event Friday morning on Lafayette Square. The event was organized for community leaders to pray over different aspects of the community and included a moment of silence at 9:11 a.m. to honor those killed during the Sept. 11 attacks.

James Morton | Daily News

A woman claps to music during Friday morning’s prayer event on Lafayette Square.

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James Morton | Daily News

Two women pray together under one of several prayer tents on LaFayette Square for the prayer event Friday morning.

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James Morton | Daily News

A man and woman hug on Lafayette Square during Friday morning’s prayer event.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2015/09/web1_WEB091215Prayer-7.jpgA man and woman hug on Lafayette Square during Friday morning’s prayer event.

James Morton | Daily News

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James Morton | Daily News

Community leaders, from left, District Attorney Pete Skandalakis, Troup County Commissioner Buck Davis, former state Rep. Carl Von Epps and Troup County Commission Chairman Patrick Crews, pray together Friday morning on Lafayette Square.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2015/09/web1_WEB091215Prayer-9.jpgCommunity leaders, from left, District Attorney Pete Skandalakis, Troup County Commissioner Buck Davis, former state Rep. Carl Von Epps and Troup County Commission Chairman Patrick Crews, pray together Friday morning on Lafayette Square.

James Morton | Daily News

Mayor Jim Thornton leads community members in prayer Friday morning on Lafayette Square.

A man embraces his a woman’s shoulder during prayer Friday morning on Lafayette Square.

A man hands out New Testaments to community members at Lafayette Square on Friday morning during the prayer event.

A group of people pray together at a prayer event Friday morning on Lafayette Square. The event was organized for community leaders to pray over different aspects of the community and included a moment of silence at 9:11 a.m. to honor those killed during the Sept. 11 attacks.

A woman claps to music during Friday morning’s prayer event on Lafayette Square.

Two women pray together under one of several prayer tents on LaFayette Square for the prayer event Friday morning.

A man and woman hug on Lafayette Square during Friday morning’s prayer event.

Community leaders, from left, District Attorney Pete Skandalakis, Troup County Commissioner Buck Davis, former state Rep. Carl Von Epps and Troup County Commission Chairman Patrick Crews, pray together Friday morning on Lafayette Square.