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How London's LGBT Community Came Together For Orlando

Thousands of people gathered in London's Soho district on Monday to mourn the lives taken in Orlando's LGBT club, Pulse.

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In the early hours of Sunday, gunman, Omar Mateen opened fire at Pulse Club, Orlando where he took 49 lives. It is said to be the deadliest mass shooting in recent US history.

People across the world held vigils on Monday to stand in solidarity with Orlando and it's victims. Many attended the London vigil, including Mayor Of London, Sadiq Khan and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

People stood "shoulder to shoulder" - Sadiq Khan, Mayor Of London

The streets were flooded with people taking a stand against homophobia and intolerance towards the LGBT community.
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The streets were flooded with people taking a stand against homophobia and intolerance towards the LGBT community.

Old Compton Street, Soho, was flooded with thousands of people paying tribute

Rainbow banners and flags lit up the streets in solidarity with the Orlando victims.

Rainbow banners and flags lit up the streets in solidarity with the Orlando victims.

Tributes were left outside Soho's Admiral Duncan pub where 3 people were killed on 30 April 1999 in a homophobic attack

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At 7pm, the vigil descended into silence, which was meant to last for 2 minutes, but lasted much longer.

Some embraced one another whilst others held poignant posters and thought about those lost on Sunday morning.

The silence was followed by a touching rendition of Bridge Over Troubled Water, sang by London Gay Men's choir

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