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'Kia Kaha': The World Mourns With Christchurch And New Zealand

From Sydney to Paris, Tokyo and beyond, the world is showing their support for New Zealand.

The act of terror which left 49 people dead and dozens more seriously injured, sent shockwaves globally and received outspoken condemnation from world leaders.

Well-wishers light 49 candles as they pay respects to victims outside the hospital in Christchurch. Image: ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images.

In the hours following the events of the mosque shootings, people stepped out in their thousands across the globe to pay their respects to the lives lost and mourn together with the New Zealand community.

People lay flowers and notes to pay tribute at streets close to the Masjid Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Mosque. Photo by Recep Sakar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Some major cities lit up their buildings in the colours of New Zealand, while others plunged their landmarks into darkness.

The lights of the Eiffel Tower go off in tribute to the victims of the Christchurch, New Zealand. Image:  VAN DER HASSELT/AFP/Getty Images

Strangers stood side by side at emotional vigils held in several cities, while thousands from Muslim communities gathered at mosques for traditional community vigils in condolences to the victims.

King Cobra gang members arrive at the Ponsonby Mosque to show their respect. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

People outside the Muslim community also offered their support to those who wanted to visit mosques to pray, despite calls from authorities to remain vigilant at worship centres in the coming days.

Tweets sharing stories of people who offered to keep watch for those attending mosques have also gone viral, with many labelling the offers as signs of humanity in the darkest of moments.

Messages of hope and support have also been pinned to mosque gates and drawn on pavements.

Image:  MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP/Getty Images)

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Crowds gather for a vigil on Takapuna beach in Auckland. (Photo by Cam McLaren/Getty Images)

In New Zealand, locals and mourners gathered at roadblocks near the two mosques where the shootings occurred and left thousands of flowers and messages of support and condolences.

Image: Photo : DAVID MOIR/AFP/Getty Images

Officers from New Zealand Police, who have been working around the clock, were seen loading police cars with bouquets left at the roadblocks before transporting them closer to the mosque.

In Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison also ordered Australian flags to be flown at half-mast on Friday and Saturday -- a symbol that was also seen in New Zealand.

Flags fly at half mast on the Sydney Harbour Bridge on March 16. Image: James Gourley/Getty Images

In Melbourne on Friday night, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews ordered the ACMI, Arts Centre, Flinders St Station, NGV, State Library and Melbourne Town Hall to shine in the lights of the New Zealand flag.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (C) speaks with a representative of the refugee centre during a visit to the Canterbury Refugee Centre in Christchurch on March 16, 2019. Image: MARTY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images

Meanwhile in Sydney, Premier Gladys Berejiklian who visited the Lakemba mosque in the city's west on Friday night, ordered the sails of the Opera House to be projected with the traditional silver fern.

Image: Twitter Gladys Berejiklian)

On Friday night hundreds of members of Sydney's Muslim community gathered at the mosque in the city's west for a community vigil prayer, with many spilling out onto the street.

In a touching moment, a mother and daughter left flowers on the steps of the mosque and were thanked with a round of applause from the worshippers and mourners.

Worshippers pray for victims and families of the Christchurch shootings during an evening vigil a the Lakemba Mosque, Friday, March 125, 2029, in Wakemba, New South Wales, Australia. At least 49 people have been killed in mass shootings as worshippers gathered for Friday prayers in two New Zealand mosques. (Mark Goudkamp via AP)

International sporting teams also held minutes of silence for the victims.

Players huddle to observe a minute of silence for the Christchurch terror attack victims prior to the Super Rugby match between Sunwolves and Reds at Prince Chichibu Memorial Ground on March 16, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Koki Nagahama/Getty Images for Sunwolves)

As families of the victims begin the process of identification and burial and others still wait for news of their loved ones still in hospitals, communities across the world have vowed to stand with them.

Residents place flowers at the police cordon as police conintue to search the area close by the Linwood Ave Mosque in Christchurch on March 16, 2019. Image: MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP/Getty Images)