The terrible events of early Sunday morning at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, stand as a testimony to human wickedness. When Omar Mateen killed 49 people at the club we now learn he used to frequent as a patron, his actions created a world-wide sense of horror and outrage. They also sparked a national conversation about hate speech and how people of faith should speak about those of whose lifestyles they disapproved.
All around the world, people expressed their shock and sympathy. Some attended vigils, some prayed, some took to social medial. National monuments were lit up in the rainbow colours of the LGBT movement. The pictures of grief and solidarity stand alongside the pictures of horror from the scene of the crime.
In Tokyo people remembered Orlando with handmade banners.
In the UK, Prince William and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge signed a book of condolences at the US Embassy in London.
Mexico's Foreign Affairs building was illuminated in rainbow colours.
US Ambassador to Denmark Rufus Gifford took part in the vigil for the Orlando victims outside the US Embassy in Copenhagen.
Some demonstrated their anger at the National Rifle Association lobby, which is resolutely opposed to gun controls. Omar Mateen, the killer, had a history of instability and was on an FBI watch list.
France's iconic Eiffel Tower was lit up in rainbow colours after the atrocity...
... as was St George's Hall in Liverpool, northern England.
People gathered at a vigil in solidarity at Taylor Square in Sydney, Australia...
while the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, seen with the Opera House behind, was lit in rainbow colours.