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Christchurch shootings: Countries around the world mourn for victims

Heartbroken New Zealanders lit candles and placed flowers at makeshift memorials set up in the city of Christchurch in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in the country's history.

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Heartbroken New Zealanders lit candles and placed flowers at makeshift memorials set up in the city of Christchurch in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in the country's history. (AP)

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Some of them hugged their neighbours while others stood in silence at makeshit burial sites in the city center, not very far from the two mosques where 49 Muslims gathered for Friday prayers were gunned down while many others were left seriously injured by a gunman. (AP)

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The gunman behind at least one of the mosque shootings left a 74-page manifesto that he posted on social media under the name Brenton Tarrant, identifying himself as a 28-year-old Australian and white nationalist who was out to avenge attacks in Europe perpetrated by Muslims. (AP)

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Families of the 50 people killed in the Christchurch mosque shootings have been waiting for the bodies of the victims as New Zealand reels from the unprecedented tragedy. (AP)

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Some people sang tributes and others prayed as camera crews from around the world filmed the moving scenes. (AP)

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Hundreds of flowers were piled up amid candles, balloons and notes of grief and love outside the Al Noor mosque and the city’s botanic gardens. (AP)