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Landmarks Around the World Pay Tribute to Orlando Shooting Victims

by Rachel McRady 6:52 AM PDT, June 13, 2016
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In the aftermath of the tragic shootings at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning, many landmarks from around the world have lit up in solidarity with the LGBT community.

The horrific events took the lives of 49 victims and left 53 still injured. Many celebrities and LGBT advocates used their online platforms to condemn the act of terrorism and to honor the lives lost.

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On Sunday night, several buildings displayed their support. In New York City, the Empire State Building went completely dark while One World Trade and the Helmsley Building on Park Avenue lit up with rainbow colors as well as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

And outside the Stonewall Inn – a historic LGBT landmark - a vigil was held for the victims.

The First Direct Arena in Leeds, England went rainbow as did Tel Aviv’s City Hall, L.A.’s City Hall, and the Seattle Space Needle flew a rainbow flag at half-staff.

Across the world tributes and vigils were also held for the victims.

Outside of the White House in Washington D.C., the local Gay Men’s Chorus sang “We Shall Overcome” late into the night with a group of mourners.

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On Monday morning, the Gay Men’s Chorus of New York performed on Good Morning America, singing “There Will Be Light” from the Broadway musical Next to Normal.

The Tony Awards were held on Sunday night, just hours after the shooting took place, and were dedicated to the victims. Host James Corden opened the show with a tribute, declaring, “Hate will never win.”

ET spoke with several Broadway stars about the tragedy in Orlando. Watch the clip to see their reactions.

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