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Photos: The world reacts to the Christchurch mosque attacks

By Johnny Simon
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People around the world are denouncing the deadly terror attacks on two mosques in New Zealand,

Global political leaders moved quickly to condemn the shootings that killed at least 49 people in Christchurch.
At mosques, sporting events,  government buildings, and public spaces, mourners found ways to express their  outrage about the events and to stand in solidarity against violence directed at Muslims.

New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern described the shootings as “an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence.”

“Many of those who will have been directly affected by this shooting may be migrants to New Zealand—they may even be refugees here,” she said. “They have chosen to make New Zealand their home, and it is their home. They are us. The person who has perpetrated this violence against us is not.”

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The Chiefs and Hurricanes come together for a moments silence prior to the round five Super Rugby match in Hamilton, New Zealand.
AP Photo/Fareed Khan
Pakistanis protest to condemn the New Zealand mosque shooting, in Karachi, Pakistan.
AP Photo/B.K. Bangash
Pakistani traders protest to condemn the New Zealand mosque shooting, in Islamabad, Pakistan on March 15.
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Worshippers pray for victims and families of the Christchurch shootings during an evening vigil a the Lakemba Mosque on March 15, in Wakemba, New South Wales, Australia.
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Turkish people hold placards reading on ‘say stop to global terror’ and shout slogans during a demonstration following a mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, after Friday Prayer at Fatih Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey on March 15.
AP Photo/Sony Ramany
Bangladeshi activists shout slogans during a protest in front of Baitul Mukkaram National Mosque against Friday’s mass shootings in New Zealand.
AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth
A flag flies at half mast in Westminster in London on March 15.
AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth
A demonstrator hangs banners from multi-faith group ‘Turn to Love’ during a vigil at New Zealand House in London on March 15.
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People lay flowers outside New Zealand House, following the Christchurch mosque attack in New Zealand on March 15.
People walk past the NASDAQ market site as it displays a sign of support for New Zealand in New York on March 15.

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