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Orlando shooting: The world reacts

As news of the shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub spread Sunday, the world has reacted with support for Orlando and the LGBT community at large.

As news of the shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub spread Sunday, the world has reacted with support for Orlando and the LGBT community at large.

Landmarks around the world lit up in rainbow colors in support of the LGBT community. (Note: One World Trade Center image below is from 2015, but is similar to what it looked last last night.)

U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered all flags nationwide to be at half staff until Jun. 16.

Vigils have been planned around the world to remember the victims, from New York to Paris to Atlanta.

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to support the victims and their families. As of 8:30 p.m. ET, the campaign has raised over $870,000 with every penny raised going to “support these victims,” according to Ida Eskamani, a staffer at Equality Florida, which launched the campaign.

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