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A Rainbow Across the World As Mourners, Monuments Pay Tribute to Orlando Shooting Victims

Playing 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.

Read: Son of Mom Who Tearfully Pleaded For Information Is Among the Dead in Orlando 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.

Read: See Inside the Messy Apartment Believed to Belong to Orlando Nightclub Gunman

"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.”

 

I saw the fear and sadness in the faces of so many, but I felt comfort knowing there are millions all over the world who are not only part of the LGBT community, but are part of the straight community and so impassioned by this tragedy. You are not alone.

A photo posted by Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) on Jun 13, 2016 at 11:17pm PDT

 

We can always count on one another's pain to remind us what strength is all about. #UnitedAsHumans #UnitedAsFriends

A photo posted by Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) on Jun 13, 2016 at 11:09pm PDT

 

#Orlando #UnitedAsHumans #UnitedAsFriends

A photo posted by Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) on Jun 13, 2016 at 9:34pm PDT

Watch: How a Fire Extinguisher Can Help You Survive in the Middle of a Nightclub Shooting

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