Obama Sandy Hook school shooting speech video: 'They had their entire lives ahead of them'

President Obama addressed the nation Friday afternoon, in the wake of a deadly school shooting in Connecticut.

Nearly 30 people are dead--- 20 of them children.

It happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, about 80 miles northeast of New York.

President Obama got emotional, as he spoke of the tragedy that cut young lives short:

"Beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. (wipes tear and pauses) They had their entire lives ahead of them... birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. Among the fallen were also teachers, men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams."

Click the video player to the left to watch the president's comments.

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