23 powerful photos from around the world that show love will always win

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Tuesday 14 June 2016 10:50
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As the world reels from what is being referred to as the deadliest mass shooting in US history messages of love and support have poured in to the country from all over the globe.

On Sunday, London's Old Compton Street thousands gathered to show support for the victims of the Orlando shooting and to show that those perpetrating hate crimes and terror will always be outnumbered.

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Picture:Jack Taylor/Getty

Similar images have been taken from around the world:

France

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The Eiffel Tower is lit up to commemorate the victims of the Orlando shooting.

San Francisco

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People gather around an Abraham Lincoln statue as a vigil is held in memory of the Orlando victims.

Seattle

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A rainbow flag flies on the Space Needle in Seattle, to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting in Pulse night club.

Washington

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A woman offers free hugs in the streets of Washington, in memory of the victims of the Orlando shooting.

New York City

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A World Trade Centre is lit up with the colours of the rainbow to commemorate the victims of the Orlando shooting.

Turkey

Egypt

New Zealand

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New Zealanders gather in Frank Kits Park in Wellington in remembrance of the Orlando shooting victims.

Germany

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During a visit to China, Germany’s Prime Minister Angela Merkel had this to say about the Orlando shooting:

Our thoughts are with their families and friends, with the many who were injured, and also with the numerous people who helped in these hours of need, donating blood and helping the injured.

We are absolutely determined, although murderous attacks of this sort cause us such grief, to uphold our open, tolerant lifestyle.

Malaysia

The Muslim-majority country's Prime Minister, Najib Razak conveyed his condolences:

Spain

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People leave candles on a rainbow flag in remembrance of the Orlando shooting victims.

Australia

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Picture: Daniel Munoz/Getty

Behind the Sydney Opera House, the bridge is lit up in rainbow colours to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting.

Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull said:

This is a vile attack on freedom... an attack on every single one of us… we convey our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of those who were injured.

Afghanistan

Italy

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People hold candles during a vigil for the victims of the Orlando club shooting.

Portugal

Russia

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Palestine

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah condemned the attack:

The Government of Palestine condemns this senseless act of terror and hate in Orlando, Florida.

Our heartfelt condolences to all the grieving families, relatives and friends of the victims. Palestinians stand with the American people in this difficult time.

Israel

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Tel Aviv

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Tel Aviv City Hall is lit up to show solidarity with the victims of the Orlando shooting.

The world will not be cowed.

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