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.

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.

Members LGBT community light candles in solidarity with Florida's shooting attack victims in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, June 12, 2016. The shooting attack in Orlando, Florida, USA, Sunday, left more than 50 people dead amid a multitude of events celebrating LGBT Pride Month.
Members LGBT community light candles in solidarity with Florida's shooting attack victims in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, June 12, 2016.Credit: Oded Balilty, AP
People and members of the gay community gather for a vigil near the Beaubourg art center in downtown Paris on June 12, 2016, to mourn for victims of the mass shooting that occured overnight in Orlando, Florida, at the Pulse gay nightclub.
Fifty people were killed, in addition to the shooter, and 53 wounded in the worst mass shooting in US history, the mayor of Orlando Buddy Dyer said earlier on June 12. A fighter from the Islamic State group carried out the mass shooting, the IS-linked news agency Amaq said, quoting an unidentified source.
People and members of the gay community gather for a vigil near the Beaubourg art center in downtown Paris on June 12, 2016.Credit: Geoffroy Van Der Hasseltת AFP
Italian LGBT gay rights supporters hold candles as they take part in a ceremony in memory of the victims of the Orlando shooting, on June 12, 2016 in the "Gay Street" gay- and lesbian-friendly neighborhood near Rome's Colosseum. 
Fifty people were killed, in addition to the shooter, and 53 wounded in the worst mass shooting in US history, the mayor of Orlando Buddy Dyer said earlier on June 12. A fighter from the Islamic State group carried out the mass shooting, the IS-linked news agency Amaq said, quoting an unidentified source.
Italian LGBT gay rights supporters hold candles as they take part in a ceremony in memory of the victims of the Orlando shooting, near Rome's Colosseum, on June 12, 2016.Credit: Andreas Solaro, AFP
People stand past flowers and a rainbow flag in front of the embassy of the United States in Madrid, to pay tribute to the victims of the shooting of Orlando, on June 12, 2016.
Fifty people died and another 53 were injured when a gunman opened fire and seized hostages at the Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, police said June 12, making it the worst mass shooting in US history. Placard reads: "Killing for religion and moral?"
People stand past flowers and a rainbow flag in front of the embassy of the United States in Madrid, to pay tribute to the victims of the shooting of Orlando, on June 12, 2016.Credit: Gerard Julien, AFP
The New York City Hall building is illuminated in the colors of the LGBT pride flag in honor of the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, in New York, Sunday, June 12, 2016. A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub early Sunday before dying in a gunfight with SWAT officers.
The New York City Hall building is illuminated in the colors of the LGBT pride flag in honor of the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, in New York, Sunday, June 12, 2016.Credit: Andres Kudacki, AP
A Muslim woman holds a candle and a sign reading '#NotInMyName' to show that many in the Islamic faith support the LGBTQ community after the Orlando shooting, Seattle, U.S., June 12, 2016.
A Muslim woman holds a candle and a sign reading '#NotInMyName' to show that many in the Islamic faith support the LGBTQ community after the Orlando shooting, Seattle, U.S., June 12, 2016.Credit: Lindsey Wasson, AP

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