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Scenes from the deadliest mass shooting in modern history

A nation mourns

A gunman killed 50 people and injured 53 in a crowded gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, before being shot dead by police, June 12, 2016.
Steve Nesius | Reuters

While investigators search for evidence at the crime scene and gather more details on the killer's claimed allegiance to militant group Islamic State, a shocked nation mourns the victims of the massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Fifty, including 29-year-old gunman Omar Mateen, were killed at the nightclub, which catered to the LGBT community. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

-By CNBC's Adam Jeffery

Posted 12, June 2016

The Pulse

An aerial view shows the Pulse gay night club after a mass shooting in Orlando, Florida,
Carlo Allegri | Reuters

An aerial view of Pulse, a popular nightclub for the LGBT community.

Orlando mourns

Friends of victims who were at the Pulse nightclub leave Orlando Regional Medical Center on Sunday, June 12, 2016.
Joe Burbank | Orlando Sentinel | Getty Images

Friends of people who were at Pulse leave Orlando Regional Medical Center on Sunday.

FBI on scene

FBI agents investigate the damaged rear wall of the Pulse Nightclub where Omar Mateen allegedly killed at least 50 people on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.
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An FBI agent investigates outside the nightclub on Sunday.

Police protection

A handout photograph posted by the Orlando Police Department on Twitter with the words, "Pulse shooting: In hail of gunfire in which suspect was killed, OPD officer was hit. Kevlar helmet saved his life", in reference to the operation against a gun man inside Pulse night club in Orlando, Florida, June 12, 2016.
Orlando Police Department via Reuters

A bullet hole in a Kevlar helmet worn by an Orlando police officer involved in the gunfight with Mateen. The helmet saved the officer's life after he was hit a stray bullet.

FBI investigation of the shooter

Police stand in front of one of the houses that officials indicated was connected to the Orlando shooter in Port St. Lucie, Florida, U.S. June 12, 2016.
Joe Skipper | Reuters

Police stand in front of a house in Port St. Lucie, Florida, that officials indicated was linked to Mateen.

President Obama confronts another mass shooting

President Barack Obama leaves the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House after commenting on the Orlando mass shooting on Sunday, June 12, 2016.
Pete Marovich | Bloomberg | Getty Images

President Barack Obama leaves the Brady Press Room after addressing the nation on Sunday. This is the 15th mass shooting Obama has addressed during his presidency, and he called again on Congress for greater gun control.

FBI addresses domestic terrorism

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FBI assistant special agent in charge Ron Hopper (C), law enforcement and local community leaders speak during a press conference on Sunday in Orlando.

Pride and sorrow

Kristen Jaeger holds a sign of remembrance for mass shooting victims in Orlando, at the 46th annual Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade in West Hollywood, California, U.S. June 12, 2016.
David McNew | Reuters

At Sunday's 46th annual Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade in West Hollywood, California, Kristen Jaeger holds a sign of remembrance for the Orlando victims.

New York vigil

Brown-Spino lays a paper flower during a vigil in reaction to the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida,in New York on June 12, 2016.
Bryan R. Smith | AFP | Getty Images

A child places a paper flower at Manhattan's Stonewall Inn during a vigil for the Orlando victims. A police raid on the gay establishment in June 1969 led to a riot, helping to birth to the gay-rights movement.

Stop the hate

Orlando residents Arissa Suarez (L) and Malcom Crawson attend a vigil at Lake Eola Park in Orlando.
Steve Nesius | Reuters

Orlando residents Arissa Suarez (L) and Malcom Crawson attend a vigil at Lake Eola Park in Orlando.

A nation mourns another mass shooting

Flags at the Washington Monument fly at half staff to honor those killed in last weekend's shootings at a gay club in Orlando, Florida, in Washington, DC, U.S. June 13, 2016.
Kevin Lamarque | Reuters

Flags at the Washington Monument fly at half staff to honor those killed in last weekend's shootings at a gay club in Orlando, Florida, in Washington, DC, U.S. June 13, 2016.

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