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Moment of silence, vigils held nationwide in honor of Orlando victims

Mourners across the nation attended vigils and marked a moment of silence on Sunday evening to show solidarity and support for the victims of the deadly Orlando nightclub shooting.

During a press conference on Sunday afternoon, Florida governor Rick Scott asked the nation to honor the victims with a moment of silence at 6 p.m. ET. 

Also in Orlando, a prayer vigil attracted an overflow crowd of mourners at Joy Metropolitan Community Church and featured a heartbreaking performance of "True Colors" by the Orlando Gay Chorus.

Besides the moment of silence, other vigils and commemorations sprung up across the United States, and in other countries as well. 

In New York, the Empire State Building went dark out of sympathy for the victims. 

Also in New York, there was a vigil outside the historic Stonewall Inn, the historic gay bar that's been at the center of the fight for LGBT rights dating back to the 1969 Stonewall riots. 

An additional vigil at Stonewall has been scheduled for Monday night.

There were also other moments of recognition at Pride events in other cities, including a moment of silence in Boston.

And in Los Angeles, where today's pride parade went off amidst a different arrest, marchers paid their respects, as well. 

Additional vigils were scheduled to be held at various times Sunday evening in many major cities, including in the popular Boystown neighborhood in Chicago and in Harvey Milk Plaza in San Francisco. 

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