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Students and other Penn State University football fans gather around the statue of Joe Paterno, former Penn State football coach. Paterno died on January 22, 2012 at age 85 due to complications from lung cancer.
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Candles and other memorabilia decorate the base of the statue of Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium on the campus of Penn State in State College, Pa.
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Candles circle the statue of Joe Paterno. Paterno was fired in November in the aftermath of child sex abuse charges against a former assistant.
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Student Annelise Gaus embraces other members of the Penn State Singing Lions group after singing a song at the statue of Joe Paterno.
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A man reaches out to touch the statue of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. Community members paid their respects after hearing of Paterno's death due to complications from lung cancer.
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Students and those in the community embrace one another as they hold a candlelight vigil in remembrance of Joe Paterno on Old Main Lawn on the campus of Penn State.
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A student cries as he and others in the community pay their respects at the statue of Joe Paterno.
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People gather around the statue of Joe Paterno.
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Students and community memebers gather around the statue of Joe Paterno.
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A miniature football helmet lies among flowers left at the foot of a statue of Joe Paterno.
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Participants listen during a candlelight vigil for former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno.
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A rosary necklace hangs from the name on the wall at the statue of Joe Paterno.
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