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Byline: Mary Perea The Associated Press
CARLSBAD Friends and family openly wept as they filed, one by one, past seven caskets adorned with flowers and graced by pictures of the 11 people killed in one of the nation's deadliest pipeline explosions.
Hundreds of mourners gathered at the Walter Gerrells Civic Center auditorium in Carlsbad on Saturday to pay their final respects to the members of two extended families who died a week ago while camping near the pipeline when it exploded.
These deaths "shook the country," said Rev. D. Michael Lee of Victory Baptist Church.
"It's sad that it takes a tragedy like this to bring the community …