Across the world, huge numbers of people have come together to express their sadness and anger at the mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando, Florida. Rainbow flags, representing the diversity of the LGBT community, were draped over shoulders, projected onto landmarks and held up as placards, many bearing messages of unity and defiance.
A man holds a poster depicting a rainbow flag with the message: 'This is not a white flag' as he attends a vigil in Hong Kong Anthony Wallace/AFP Dominique Hernandez displays her rainbow-coloured fist, with a heart painted on her pulse, during a vigil at Los Angeles City Hall Frederic J Brown/AFP The buildings on the Brussels' Grand Place are lit up in the colours of the rainbow flag in support of the victims of the Orlando shootings Siska Gremmelprez/AFP
The Eiffel Tower was lit up in the colours of the rainbow flag in support of those killed at the Pulse club. Parisians said the news of the Orlando shooting brought back terrible memories of the killings in the Bataclan concert hall in Paris last November, when gunmen opened fire during a show and killed dozens.
The Eiffel Tower in Paris is illuminated in the colours of the rainbow flag in memory of the victims of the gay nightclub mass shooting in Orlando Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters A rainbow flag is draped over a sculpture near the Eiffel Tower in Paris Matthieu Alexandre/AFP
Thousands of people gathered outside Orlando's main performing arts venue, which was illuminated in the colours of the rainbow. Mourners created a makeshift memorial of flowers, candles and notes for the victims. The names of the dead were read aloud. People gather for a candlelight vigil in Orlando, Florida during a memorial service for the victims of the shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub Carlo Allegri/Reuters Nicole Edwards and her wife Kellie Edwards observe a moment of silence during a vigil outside the Dr Phillips Centre for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Florida Brendan Smialowski/AFP Men, draped in a rainbow flag, embrace ahead of a candle-lit vigil in Orlando, Florida Adrees Latif/Reuters A tag on a bouquet of flowers is seen at a makeshift memorial to the victims of the massacre in the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida Carlo Allegri/Reuters Ten-year-old twins Erica and Olivia Hartley place lit candles near a large rainbow ribbon after a vigil in Orlando, Florida Adrees Latif/Reuters Carlos Diaz, with his arm painted in the colours of a rainbow, raises a candle in Orlando, Florida, in memory of victims of the mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in the city Adrees Latif/Reuters A friend of Amanda Alvear, who died at the Pulse gay nightclub, holds up her photo at a memorial service in Orlando, Florida Carlo Allegri/Reuters People hold candles during a memorial service in Orlando, Florida Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Thousands of Londoners gathered for a vigil near the Admiral Duncan pub, where three people died and dozens were wounded in a 1999 bomb attack by a far-right extremist . Mourners observed two minutes' silence, before 49 balloons – one for each person killed in the Orlando attack – were released into the air. A woman holds a placard during a vigil outside the Admiral Duncan pub on Old Compton Street in Soho, London Jack Taylor/Getty Images Candles, flowers, rainbow flags, messages of support and photos of victims are placed at St Anne's Church in the Soho, London Dylan Martinez/Reuters People light candles during a vigil at St Anne's church in the Soho district of London Dylan Martinez/Reuters
In this gallery, we look at how the world has shown its grief and solidarity with a huge display of rainbow flags and illuminations.
Liverpool's St Georges Hall is illuminated in the colours of the rainbow flag following a vigil in memory of the victims of the gay nightclub mass shooting in Orlando Phil Noble/Reuters Steam rises from the street as the spire of New York's One World Trade Center, also known as the Freedom Tower, is lit in rainbow colours to honour the victims of the Orlando shooting Andrew Kelly/Reuters Stephen Flowers and Nick Bazo, originally from Orlando and now living in Boston, hold a photo of their friends Drew Leinonen and Juan Guerrero, both killed in the Orlando's Pulse nightclub attack, at Boston's City Hall's Plaza Gretchen Ertl/Reuters A sign reading 'Boston stands with Orlando' is placed on a wall at Boston's City Hall Gretchen Ertl/Reuters People attend a candlelight vigil at the US Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters People gather at a vigil in solidarity for the victims of the Orlando nightclub mass shooting at Taylor Square in Sydney, Australia Dan Himbrechts/Reuters San Francisco City Hall is lit up in the colours of the rainbow flag during a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Orlando attack Beck Dieffenbach/Reuters A candle and a rainbow flag are held up during a vigil in front of the White House in Washington, DC Joshua Roberts/Reuters People stand in front of the Royal Palace at Dam Square in Amsterdam as it is illuminated in rainbow colours to pay homage to the victims of a shooting at a gay nighclub in Orlando Evert Elzinga/AFP A mourner lights candles placed on a rainbow flag draped with a black ribbon outside Barcelona's city hall Josep Lago/AFP Flowers are placed on a rainbow flag in Seoul, South Korea Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images The Sydney Harbour Bridge is illuminated with rainbow colours to remember victims of the Orlando night club massacre Daniel Munoz/Getty Images A man holds a poster displaying a ribbon in the colours of the rainbow and the US flag as people take part in a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong Anthony Kwan/Getty Images White roses and rainbow flags are displayed in front of the US embassy in Berlin John MacDougall/AFP A rainbow flag flies at half mast on the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington Omar Torres/AFP People gather during a vigil in Seoul, South Korea, to remember victims of the shooting at an Orlando nightclub Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images University of the Philippines students pay tribute to those killed in the Pulse nightclub mass shooting in Orlando, during a protest at the school campus in Quezon city, Metro Manila Erik de Castro/Reuters