From Hong Kong To Berlin: The World Unites In Mourning Those Lost In Orlando

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Memorials, candlelight vigils and moments of silence are being observed in cities around the globe today as the world stops to reflect on the violence that unraveled Saturday night at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, where a homophobic gunman opened fire on a crowd, leaving 49 dead and 53 wounded.

The massacre has since been named the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

In addition to the services and memorials that cropped up yesterday in North America, several others were held around the world.

In London’s SoHo gayborhood, thousands of supporters gathered in the streets to stand in solidarity with the victims, hold a two-minute moment of silence, and release 49 brightly colored balloons in the air to represent the 49 dead:

People gather outside the Admiral Duncan pub in Old Compton Street in the Soho district of London for a vigil in commemoration and solidarity with the victims of the Orlando massacre, on June 13, 2016. Several thousand people gathered in Old Compton Street, London's gay centre, for a vigil for the victims of the Orlando attack. They held two minutes' silence, before releasing 49 brightly coloured balloons into the sky (for the dead), to cheers and whoops. / AFP / JUSTIN TALLIS        (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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People gather in Old Compton Street in the Soho district of London for a vigil in commemoration and solidarity with the victims of the Orlando massacre, on June 13, 2016. Several thousand people gathered in Old Compton Street, London's gay centre, for a vigil for the victims of the Orlando attack. They held two minutes' silence, before releasing 49 brightly coloured balloons into the sky (for the dead), to cheers and whoops. / AFP / JUSTIN TALLIS        (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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People gather in Old Compton Street in the Soho district of London for a vigil in commemoration and solidarity with the victims of the Orlando massacre, on June 13, 2016. Several thousand people gathered in Old Compton Street, London's gay centre, for a vigil for the victims of the Orlando attack. They held two minutes' silence, before releasing 49 brightly coloured balloons into the sky (for the dead), to cheers and whoops. / AFP / JUSTIN TALLIS        (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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At one point, the thousands that lined the street in front of the Adrmiral Duncan pub fell silent as the London Gay Men’s Chorus sang Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water”:

In Spain, mourners gathered at Barcelona’s Sant Jaume Square for a moment of silence and candlelight vigil:

Mourners observe a minute of silence outside Barcelona's city hall during a vigil at Sant Jaume Square in Barcelona on June 13, 2016, called by LGTBicat community in remembrance of victims after a gunman opened fire in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida in the worst mass shooting in US history.  US anti-terror strategy came under fresh scrutiny after a gunman previously cleared of jihadist ties launched a hate-fueled rampage in a Florida gay club that left 50 dead.  / AFP / JOSEP LAGO        (Photo credit should read JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)
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They placed candles on a rainbow flag draped with a black crape outside Barcelona’s city hall, which was also decorated with a rainbow flag:

Mourners light candles placed on rainbow flag draped with a black crape outside Barcelona's city hall during a vigil at Sant Jaume Square in Barcelona on June 13, 2016, called by LGTBicat community in remembrance of victims after a gunman opened fire in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida in the worst mass shooting in US history.  US anti-terror strategy came under fresh scrutiny after a gunman previously cleared of jihadist ties launched a hate-fueled rampage in a Florida gay club that left 50 dead.  / AFP / JOSEP LAGO        (Photo credit should read JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)
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A rainbow flag with a black crape is draped over a balcony of Barcelona's city hall during a vigil at Sant Jaume Square in Barcelona on June 13, 2016, called by LGTBicat community in remembrance of victims after a gunman opened fire in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida in the worst mass shooting in US history.  US anti-terror strategy came under fresh scrutiny after a gunman previously cleared of jihadist ties launched a hate-fueled rampage in a Florida gay club that left 50 dead.  / AFP / JOSEP LAGO        (Photo credit should read JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)
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In France, thousands gathered in Paris and Montpellier to show support:

French protester Jean-Baptiste Redde (back R), aka Voltuan, holds a sign near people waving rainbow flags as they gather on the Parvis des droits de l'homme near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on June 13, 2016 to pay homage to the victims of a shooting at a gay nighclub in Orlando.  AFP PHOTO / MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE / AFP / MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE        (Photo credit should read MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE/AFP/Getty Images)
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People wave rainbow flags on the Place de la Comedie in Montpellier on June 13, 2016 as they pay homage to the victims of a shooting at a gay nighclub in Orlando. / AFP / SYLVAIN THOMAS        (Photo credit should read SYLVAIN THOMAS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Near the Eiffel Tower, a sculpture on the Parvis des droits de l’homme was seen draped with a rainbow flag:

A rainbow flag is draped over a sculpture on the Parvis des droits de l'homme near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on June 13, 2016 as people gather to pay homage to the victims of a shooting at a gay nighclub in Orlando.  AFP PHOTO / MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE / AFP / MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE        (Photo credit should read MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE/AFP/Getty Images)
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In Paris, Irish revelers stopped to pay their respects at a Euro 2016 football tournament fan zone:

Supporters stand in front of a giant screen displaying a rainbow flag to pay tribute to the victims of the shooting of Orlando, in a fan zone in Paris during the Euro 2016 football tournament on June 13, 2016.  / AFP / Thomas SAMSON        (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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In Denmark, mourners gathered at the US Embassy in Copenhagen:

People gather in front of the US Embassy in Copenhagen to remember the victims at the nightclub Pulse in Orlando Florida on June 13, 2016. / AFP / Scanpix Denmark AND Scanpix / Jens Astrup / Denmark OUT        (Photo credit should read JENS ASTRUP/AFP/Getty Images)
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People gather in front of the US Embassy in Copenhagen to remember the victims at the nightclub Pulse in Orlando Florida on June 13, 2016. / AFP / Scanpix / Jens Astrup / Denmark OUT        (Photo credit should read JENS ASTRUP/AFP/Getty Images)
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In Italy, an event of solidarity was held in Turin. Those in attendance waved rainbow and U.S. flags:

TURIN, PIEDMONT - JUNE 13:  A man with a colored flag attends at the event of solidarity for the victims of the massacre at the nightclub Pulse in Orlando on June 13, 2016 in Turin, Italy. The shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando has caused shock around the world.  (Photo by Awakening/Getty Images)
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TURIN, PIEDMONT - JUNE 13:  People attend at the event of solidarity for the victims of the massacre at the nightclub Pulse in Orlando on June 13, 2016 in Turin, Italy. The shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando has caused shock around the world.  (Photo by Awakening/Getty Images)
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In Poland, a colorful memorial cropped up outside the U.S. embassy in Warsaw:

People lays flowers and light candles to commemorate victims of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando in front of the US embassy in Warsaw on June 13, 2016.  / AFP / AFP PHOTO / WOJTEK RADWANSKI        (Photo credit should read WOJTEK RADWANSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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People lays flowers and light candles to commemorate victims of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando in front of the US embassy in Warsaw on June 13, 2016.  / AFP / WOJTEK RADWANSKI        (Photo credit should read WOJTEK RADWANSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Surprisingly enough, a memorial also showed up outside the U.S. embassy in Moscow, Russia:

Notes and flowers for the victims of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando are seen in front of the US embassy in Moscow on June 13, 2016.  / AFP / VASILY MAXIMOV        (Photo credit should read VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images)
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In Thailand, mourners held a candle and ribbon ceremony at the U.S. embassy:

BANGKOK, THAILAND - 2016/06/13: People attend a candle and ribbon ceremony at the US Embassy to commemorate the event at Orlando Pulse Club shooting recap after 50 killed in when gunmen stormed gay nightclub. (Photo by Vichan Poti/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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BANGKOK, THAILAND - 2016/06/13: People attend a candle and ribbon ceremony at the US Embassy to commemorate the event at Orlando Pulse Club shooting recap after 50 killed in when gunmen stormed gay nightclub. (Photo by Vichan Poti/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

In Hong Kong, candles were lit as people held a moment of silence for those lives lost.

A woman writes a message of support in a book placed in front of candles left by other attendees of a vigil for the victims of the Orlando shooting in Florida, in Hong Kong on June 13, 2016. Law enforcement authorities have lowered the death toll from the weekend massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando to 49, the deadliest mass shooting in American history, explaining that the shooter had been counted in the original tally. / AFP / ANTHONY WALLACE        (Photo credit should read ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images)
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People hold candles as they share a minute of silence during a vigil for the victims of the Orlando shooting in Florida, in Hong Kong on June 13, 2016. Law enforcement authorities have lowered the death toll from the weekend massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando to 49, the deadliest mass shooting in American history, explaining that the shooter had been counted in the original tally. / AFP / ANTHONY WALLACE        (Photo credit should read ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images)
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A man holds a poster as he attends a vigil for the victims of the Orlando shooting in Florida, in Hong Kong on June 13, 2016. Law enforcement authorities have lowered the death toll from the weekend massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando to 49, the deadliest mass shooting in American history, explaining that the shooter had been counted in the original tally. / AFP / ANTHONY WALLACE        (Photo credit should read ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images)
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In Wellington, New Zealand, a crowd gathered at the The Michael Fowler Centre, which was lit up in rainbow colors for the evening:

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 13:  Members of the public look on during a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, at Frank Kitts Park on June 13, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand.  Omar Mateen allegedly killed more than 50 people and injured 53 others in what is the deadliest mass shootings in the country's history.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
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WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 13:  The Michael Fowler Centre is lit up in the colours of the rainbow flag after a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, at Frank Kitts Park on June 13, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand.  Omar Mateen allegedly killed more than 50 people and injured 53 others in what is the deadliest mass shootings in the country's history.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
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In Australia, crowds gathered near the Sydney Harbour Bridge to lay flowers and pay respects:

Australians gather to place candles and flags in Sydney on June 13, 2016, in solidarity with the global gay community after a gunman opened fire in a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing over 50 people.  The Sydney Harbour Bridge was lit with the colours of the rainbow on June 13 as hundreds of Australians gathered to stand in solidarity with the global gay community after the worst mass shooting in modern US history. / AFP / WILLIAM WEST        (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)
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Australians gather to place candles and flags in Sydney on June 13, 2016, in solidarity with the global gay community after a gunman opened fire in a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing over 50 people.  The Sydney Harbour Bridge was lit with the colours of the rainbow on June 13 as hundreds of Australians gathered to stand in solidarity with the global gay community after the worst mass shooting in modern US history. / AFP / WILLIAM WEST        (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)
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In Germany, a memorial appeared outside the U.S. embassy in Berlin:

A man kneels near flowers, candles, US and rainbow flags in front of the US embassy in Berlin on June 13, 2016 as people pay tribute to the victims of the Orlando killing. Fifty people died when a gunman allegedly inspired by the Islamic State group opened fire inside a gay nightclub in Florida, in the worst terror attack on US soil since September 11, 2001. / AFP / John MACDOUGALL        (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)
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Flowers and candles are disposed on the ground near US and rainbow flag in front of the US embassy in Berlin on June 13, 2016 as people pay tribute to the victims of the Orlando killing. Fifty people died when a gunman allegedly inspired by the Islamic State group opened fire inside a gay nightclub in Florida, in the worst terror attack on US soil since September 11, 2001. / AFP / John MACDOUGALL        (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)
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In Orlando, makeshift memorials popped up anywhere people found a free space within blocks of Pulse. In a parking lot near the club, supporters made a collage of painted handprints to stand in solidarity with victims:

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Another memorial appeared on the lawn outside the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center on Monday afternoon:

Richie Compton, left, and Erik Winger kneel at a makeshift memorial for the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting outside of the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center on Monday afternoon, June 13, 2016 in Orlando. They were paying respects to their friend Shane Tomlinson, who was one of the many killed in the mass shooting. (Jacob Langston/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)
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People start to gather at a makeshift memorial for the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting outside of the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center on Monday afternoon, June 13, 2016 in Orlando.  (Jacob Langston/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)
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Jonathan Dalton who lost friends visits a makeshift memorial outside the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for the mass shooting victims at the Pulse nightclub June 13, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The American gunman who launched a murderous assault on a gay nightclub in Orlando was radicalized by Islamist propaganda, officials said Monday, as they grappled with the worst terror attack on US soil since 9/11.   / AFP / Brendan Smialowski        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Another memorial is also currently standing at the Orlando Health sign near Pulse, at the corner of Miller Street and Orange Avenue:

People stop by a makeshift memorial set up at the Orlando Health sign located at the corner of Miller Street and Orange Avenue Monday, June 13, 2016 in Orlando. Part or Orange Avenue remains closed while investigators continue their investigation into the deadly mass shooting at Pulse nightclub. (Jacob Langston/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)
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Matthew Tharrett is a writer, filmmaker, and above all else, a Britney fan. He once shared a milkshake with Selena Gomez.
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