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.

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.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, 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.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.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.Credit: Lindsey Wasson, AP

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