A Rainbow Across the World As Mourners, Monuments Pay Tribute to Orlando Shooting Victims
There was a sea of humanity Monday night as 10,000 mourners gathered outside Orlando’s Center for the Performing Arts as 49 bells tolled in honor of the 49 lives lost in the Pulse nightclub massacre.
In New York City, thousands gathered outside the historic Stonewall Inn, a symbol of gay pride in Greenwich Village. The crowd broke out into song, singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" in front of the famous bar.
From the Eiffel Tower in Paris to Sydney’s Harbour Bridge in Australia — landmarks across the world were lit up in rainbow colors as a sign of solidarity.
At the U.S. Embassy in London, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge signed a book of condolence in tribute to the victims.
At a vigil in Los Angeles, Lady Gaga broke down in tears as she read the names of the victims.
"We mourn the tragic loss of these innocent, beautiful people. Let’s all today pledge an allegiance of love to them and to their families who are suffering so deeply. They are sons and daughters. They were fathers and mothers. They are all our brothers and our sisters,” the singer said. “But, tonight I will not allow my anger and outrage over this attack to overshadow our need to honor those who are grieving truly for their lost ones; lost members of the LGBT community.”