From Tel Aviv to New York: World Shows Solidarity With Orlando

Tel Aviv city hall lights up with rainbow flag colors, as people around the world hold vigils in memory of the victims of mass shooting in Florida.

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Tel-Aviv city hall lit up with rainbow flag colors in solidarity with Florida's shooting attack victims, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, June 12, 2016.
Tel-Aviv city hall lit up with rainbow flag colors in solidarity with Florida's shooting attack victims, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, June 12, 2016.Credit: Oded Balilty, AP
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From Tel Aviv to New York City, people gathered on Sunday to hold vigils in honor of the victims of the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Fifty people were killed and at least 53 injured after Omar S. Mateen, a Florida resident of Afghan origin, opened fire early on Sunday morning at Pulse Nightclub before being killed by police.

The Tel Aviv municipality building lit up Sunday night with rainbow flag colors in solidarity, while, elsewhere in the city, members of the LGBTQ community gathered to light candles in memory of the dozens killed in the attack.

In France and Italy, gay community members held vigils near famous landmarks such as the colosseum in Rome and the Beaubourg art center in Paris.

The New York City hall building illuminated in the colors of the pride flag late on Sunday.

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