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Sydney Rebounds From Siege With "Flowers Rather Than Fear"

"This is the city that I love, we are showing our best selves now."

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Two coffee cups with the images of Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson are also among the flowers. The lawyer and cafe manager were killed during the violent end to the Sydney siege on Tuesday morning.

This tribute at Martin Place particularly affected me #sydneysiege #illridewithyou @702sydney

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This tribute at Martin Place particularly affected me #sydneysiege #illridewithyou @702sydney

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But rather than shrink from the horrific events, thousands of people have converged to take their turn laying flowers. Others have plastered the city sidewalk with messages of hope and unity for Sydney.

There have even been choirs and bands playing sombre music, and these two bagpipe players, with a rendition of "Waltzing Matilda".

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