Northern Ireland

Orlando nightclub shooting: Belfast's rainbow tribute to victims

Belfast City Hall with rainbow lighting
Image caption Belfast City Hall, the council's headquarters, was lit in the colours of the rainbow on Monday

Belfast City Council has paid tribute to the victims of Sunday's gun attack at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

At least 49 people were killed in the attack, making it the worst mass shooting in recent US history.

The target of the gun attack was a gay club and Belfast City Hall, the council's headquarters, was lit in the colours of the rainbow on Monday.

The rainbow flag is a symbol used by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) campaigners.

A book of condolence was also opened inside the city hall earlier on Monday.

At midnight, the exterior lighting was changed over to the colours of the US flag - red, white and blue.

The tribute remained in place until dawn.

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