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    Updated on 24 Aug 2020. Posted on 15 Dec 2014

    Photos Capture Shock And Grief As Sydney Mourns Hostages Killed In Siege

    Mourners have been leaving flowers outside the cafe where two hostages, as well as the alleged gunman, lost their lives.

    As the sun rose in Sydney on Tuesday morning, many residents awoke to the devastating news that two hostages had been killed as the siege at a cafe in Martin Place came to a grim end overnight.

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    Newspapers published late editions to share the latest on the bloody end to the siege, which also resulted in the death of the suspected gunman.

    Getty Images Mark Metcalfe

    Stunned mourners gathered in Martin Place to comfort one another.

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    REUTERS JASON REED
    REUTERS JASON REED

    People also brought flowers to leave at the scene in memory of those who lost their lives.

    Getty Images Mark Metcalfe
    Getty Images Mark Metcalfe
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    REUTERS JASON REED
    Getty Images Mark Metcalfe
    Getty Images Mark Metcalfe
    REUTERS JASON REED

    More and more people placed flowers in the square in memory of the dead.

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    New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione was among those who paid his respects at the floral memorial.

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    Representatives from Sydney's Muslim community also placed flowers.

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    WILLIAM WEST/AFP / Getty Images

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