'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.
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.
Some major cities lit up their buildings in the colours of New Zealand, while others plunged their landmarks into darkness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
International sporting teams also held minutes of silence for the victims.
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.