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June 13, 2016

Mapplethorpe to Stonewall: the Orlando Massacre Over the Course of Sunday

We were tracking the visual reactions and the reporting of the horrific Orlando massacre on Twitter over the course of the day Sunday. Here are some responses.

Two Men Dancing. By Robert Mapplethorpe





Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pauses during his campaign speech to hug the American flag Saturday, June 11, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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Note: the photo of Trump was taken in Tampa the day before the shooting massacre but was tweeted by Robert Gumpert, among others, the morning of. Given his self-congratulations over the horror, the photo seemed fitting to include.

(photo 1: Robert Mapplethorpe. caption: Two men dancing. photo 2: Chris O’Meara/AP. caption: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pauses during his campaign speech to hug the American flag Saturday, June 11, 2016, in Tampa, Fla.) 

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