Tributes mark the one-year anniversary of Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando

Hundreds of people gathered at dawn Monday in the Florida resort city of Orlando to pay their respects to the 49 people killed by a gunman one year ago at the Pulse gay nightclub.  The shooting spree on June 12, 2016, by Omar Mateen — who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group before turning his weapons on revelers — also left dozens of people wounded.  “No matter how dark the night, the sun is always going to shine,” Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer told the gathering. (AFP)

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Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

Runners Randa Black, left, and Elizabeth Anne-Noles cry after stopping in front of the Pulse nightclub during the CommUNITYRainbowRun 4.9K road race, on Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

University Of Central Florida Police officer Pablo Vargas receives a hug from Christine Gigicos as they attend the one-year anniversary memorial service for victims of the mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub on June 12, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

People mourning the loss of family, friends and loved ones in the mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub gather together outside the club during a one-year anniversary memorial service on June 12, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

A tattoo notes the loss of family, friends and loved ones in the mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub during the one-year anniversary memorial service at the club on June 12, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

Mary Beth Nickerson signs the wall outside of Pulse Nightclub while visiting the memorial on the one year anniversary of the shooting in Orlando, Florida June 12, 2017. (REUTERS/Scott Audette)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

Mourners circle around a man protesting against homosexuality with some chanting “Love overcomes Hate” outside the Pulse gay nightclub as a memorial service was being held for the one-year anniversary of a mass shooting at the club on June 12, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

A protester (R) is offered a flower by a guest visiting the memorial outside the Pulse Nightclub on the one-year anniversary of the shooting in Orlando, Florida, June 12, 2017. (Scott Audette/Reuters)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

The Pulse Angels march to the memorial outside the Pulse Nightclub on the one-year anniversary of the shooting in Orlando, Florida, June 12, 2017. (Scott Audette/Reuters)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

Saul Barrios (L) leaves his handprint on a mural that contains an image of his deceased son Alejandro Barrios Martinez, with the help of artist Yuri Karabash, at the memorial outside the Pulse Nightclub on the one-year anniversary of the shooting in Orlando, Florida, June 12, 2017. (Scott Audette/Reuters)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

Police take an individual into custody who was protesting against homosexuality outside the Pulse gay nightclub as a memorial service was being held for the one-year anniversary of a mass shooting at the club on June 12, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

Angel Ayala (L) and Carla Montanez hug as they mourn the loss of their best friend in the mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub as people gather together outside the club during a one-year anniversary memorial service on June 12, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

Jose Ramirez, a survivor of the Pulse nightclub shooting, wipes a tear at the memorial outside the club on the one year anniversary of the shooting, in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 12, 2017. (REUTERS/Scott Audette)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

Stones with messages for the victims and survivors are piled outside the Pulse Nightclub on the one year anniversary of the shooting, in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 12, 2017. (REUTERS/Scott Audette)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

Liz Lockwood (R) embraces Leann Ferguson outside the Pulse nightclub on the one year anniversary of the shooting, in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 12, 2017. (REUTERS/Scott Audette)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

A candle is displayed in the memorial set up outside the Pulse gay nightclub in memory of the victims of a mass shooting at the club one year ago on June 12, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

Guests react to the memorial outside the Pulse Nightclub on the one-year anniversary of the shooting in Orlando, Florida, June 12, 2017. (Scott Audette/Reuters)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

Jose Ramirez who survived the mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub reacts as he visits the site one year after the shooting on June 12, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

Guests visiting the memorial outside the Pulse Nightclub on the one-year anniversary of the shooting raise their hands around a protester in Orlando, Florida, June 12, 2017. (Scott Audette/Reuters)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

Jose Ramirez who survived the mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub reacts as he visits the site one year after the shooting on June 12, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

A police car stands guard as people visit the memorial to the victims of the mass shooting setup around the Pulse gay nightclub one year after the shooting on June 12, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

Natascha Soto and Melinda Vargas (L-R) visit the memorial setup outside the Pulse gay nightclub as they remember those lost one year ago during a mass shooting on June 12, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

People visit the memorial to the victims of the mass shooting setup around the Pulse gay nightclub one year after the shooting on June 12, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

Personnel items are seen in a memorial to the victims of the mass shooting setup around the Pulse gay nightclub one day before the one year anniversary of the shooting on June 11, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

People visit the memorial to the victims of the mass shooting setup around the Pulse gay nightclub one day before the one year anniversary of the shooting on June 11, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

People visit the memorial to the victims of the mass shooting setup around the Pulse gay nightclub one day before the one year anniversary of the shooting on June 11, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

A visitor stands at the memorial to the victims of the mass shooting setup around the Pulse gay nightclub one day before the one year anniversary of the shooting on June 11, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

Dalton Hoffine and Nicole Stark (L-R) visit the memorial to the victims of the mass shooting setup around the Pulse gay nightclub one day before the one year anniversary of the shooting on June 11, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

People visit the memorial to the victims of the mass shooting setup around the Pulse gay nightclub one day before the one year anniversary of the shooting on June 11, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

Madison Fisher, Sarah Partenio and Immanuelle Craan (L-R) visit the memorial to the victims of the mass shooting setup around the Pulse gay nightclub one day before the one year anniversary of the shooting on June 11, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

Madison Fisher, Sarah Partenio and Immanuelle Craan (L-R) visit the memorial to the victims of the mass shooting setup around the Pulse gay nightclub one day before the one year anniversary of the shooting on June 11, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

Pulse nightclub owner Barbara Poma holds up a sign for runners passing her club during the CommUNITYRainbowRun 4.9K road race on Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

Pulse nightclub owner Barbara Poma tends to the memorial in front of her club on Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

A runner donning a gay pride flag pauses in front of the Pulse nightclub during the CommUNITYRainbowRun 4.9K road race, on Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)

Tributes marking the one year anniversary of Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting

Neema Bahrami and Jacque Azevrdo (L-R) hug outside the Pulse gay nightclub one day before the one year anniversary of the shooting on June 11, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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