Half-staff flags, bells mark year since Pulse massacre

2017-06-12 09:50
A makeshift memorial one year after the massacre at the Pulse gay nightclub. (Gregg Newton, AFP)

A makeshift memorial one year after the massacre at the Pulse gay nightclub. (Gregg Newton, AFP)

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Orlando - A year after the worst mass shooting in modern US history, residents in Florida were remembering the 49 patrons who were killed at a gay nightclub with three services at the Pulse club and a large evening gathering in the heart of downtown Orlando.

Governor Rick Scott ordered flags around Florida to be flown at half-staff on Monday, and at noon, church bells throughout Orlando were scheduled to ring 49 times.

Monday's services culminate days of events to honour the 49 people killed and dozens wounded in the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016.

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