Inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov, who died last year,  reportedly wrote to the patriarch of his church to ask should he seek forgiveness for creating a weapon that had caused so much death. Photograph: Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images.

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A 2006 photograph of Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of the assault rifle that has killed more people than any other firearm in the world, who died today aged 94. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Files/Reuters.

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