Orlando buries its dead in wake of gay club massacre

Mourners hold candles while observing a moment of silence during a vigil outside the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for the mass shooting victims at the Pulse nightclub on June 13, 2016 in Orlando, FloridaOrlando turned to burying its dead, with funerals for at least five of the 49 people killed in a massacre at a gay nightclub — the deadliest mass shooting in US history. More burials were expected over the weekend as the resort city better known for theme parks like Disney World struggles to recover from the shooting by lone gunman Omar Mateen, who ran amok with a legally purchased assault rifle and pistol and was killed when police stormed the club. One of those buried Friday was Anthony Luis Laureano Disla, a 25-year-old dancer who traces his heritage to Puerto Rico, the community hardest hit by the massacre.

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