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Since the deadly mass shooting at the Emanuel AME Church on June 17, communities have gathered together to remember and honor the lives of the nine victims, from Charleston, South Carolina, and beyond
By Maria Yagoda•@mariayagoda
Posted on June 22, 2015 at 5:45pm EDT
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Dorothy Marshall, Valerie Gross and Christian Younts held each other in a tight embrace while marching across theaArthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge in Charleston on Sunday.
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As marchers clapped and sang "This Little Light of Mine" on Sunday, Mount Pleasant Chief of Police Carl Ritchie shook hands with people crossing Charleston's main bridge.
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Community members held onto signs, flags and each other's hands during the Sunday procession.a
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The crowds filled up the whole pedestrian area of the Charleston bridge.
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A candle burned for each of the nine victims killed during a Sunday service inaOrange, New Jersey.
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After the emotional service inaOrange offeringaprayers foraCharleston,aGovernor Chris Christie huggedafellow church-goers.a
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Emanuel AMEaparishioners prayed and cried together in Charleston on Sunday as they mourned the lives of the massacre's victims.
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A woman prayed while listening to the broadcast of theaEmanuel AME Church'saSunday service in Charleston.
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Raymond Smith knelt in front of a flower-covered shrine for victims outside of the Emanuel AME Church on Sunday.a
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A crowd gathered outside the church on Sunday in a show of solidarity, carrying signs that read "CharlestonaUnited."a
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Ushers came to the aid of a woman who collapsed while praying on Sunday at the Emanuel AME church.
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Quincy Williams held her sister, Michal, in the courtyard in front of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church inaCharleston,awhere a special worship service was held.a
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At an interfaith candlelight vigil outside theaBarclays Center in Brooklyn on Sunday, a man stood behind a sign showing New York City's solidarity withaCharleston.
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"Hate will not sink a city that loves," read a sign propped outside of theaEmanuel AME church'samemorial on Monday.a