Orlando Shooting: The World Mourns Victims in Incredible Photos
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The Orlando shooting victims were paid tribute to around the world yesterday, as supporters of those affected by the devastating tragedy in Florida gathered to pay their respects across the US, Europe and Asia.
The attack, which was carried out in the LGBT nightclub Pulse, saw cities from Paris, to London through to Seoul in South Korea all joining one another in respect of those who had lost their lives. The French capital lit up the Eiffel Tower in the colors of the rainbow (pictured, above), while citizens in Orlando held aloft candles at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in an evening memorial service.
Brussels also lit up the heritage buildings on the Brussels Grand Place/Grote Mark with the colors of the LGBT rainbow flag.
Hundreds packed out the streets of London, holding aloft banners reading “love wins” and carrying the rainbow flag throughout the English capital. The crowds gathered around the Admiral Duncan in Soho, an LGBT bar that was bombed in 1999 by a neo-Nazi, killing three people.
Even countries as far as South Korea joined America in mourning those who had been killed, with people in downtown Seoul gathering in an evening vigil.
Mourners in Hong Kong wrote messages in a book placed near a row of candles during the memorial service held in the Chinese city.
An Australian candlelit vigil was also held in Sydney.
Finally, a defiant fist was raised back on home soil, as LA remembered those who had lost their lives.
Though this new tragedy on US soil will linger for many years to come, the message echoed around the world was clear: love will win.