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Websites went dark to honor Sandy Hook victims

Websites went dark today to give Sandy Hook victims a "moment of silence."

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Mourners leave the Honan Funeral Home today after attending a service for Jack Pinto, one of the victims of Friday's mass shooting. (AFP/Getty Images)

Some major websites went dark briefly today at 9:30 am ET to honor last week's shooting victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School, CNN reported. Dozens of sites participated, including Aol, The Huffington Post and Digg.

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The idea was spread with the hashtag #momentforSandyHook on Twitter, WNCT reported

More than 100,000 people and sites pledged to participate on the page for the Web Goes Silent campaign, WGHB reported