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In pictures: New Zealanders don headscarves during vigil for shooting victims

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Thousands of New Zealanders donned headscarves as they gathered in Christchurch on Friday to honor the 50 Muslim worshipers killed one week ago by a white supremacist gunman, with a call to prayer broadcast around the country, as well as observing two minutes of silence.

On social media, New Zealanders of all religions were being encouraged to wear headscarves on Friday to show their support for the Muslim community.

The #headscarfforharmony movement was trending on Twitter on Friday, with people posting photos of themselves in the Muslim attire.

Local residents with head scarfs gather for the call to prayer and the moment of silence at Masjid Umar mosque (AFP)
Local residents with head scarfs gather for the call to prayer and the moment of silence at Masjid Umar mosque (AFP)
Local residents with head scarfs gather for the call to prayer and the moment of silence at Masjid Umar mosque (AFP)
Local residents with head scarfs gather for the call to prayer and the moment of silence at Masjid Umar mosque (AFP)
Local residents with head scarfs gather for the call to prayer and the moment of silence at Masjid Umar mosque (AFP)
Local residents with head scarfs gather for the call to prayer and the moment of silence at Masjid Umar mosque (AFP)
Local residents with head scarfs gather for the call to prayer and the moment of silence at Masjid Umar mosque (AFP)
Local residents with head scarfs gather for the call to prayer and the moment of silence at Masjid Umar mosque (AFP)
Local residents with head scarfs gather for the call to prayer and the moment of silence at Masjid Umar mosque (AFP)
Local residents with head scarfs gather for the call to prayer and the moment of silence at Masjid Umar mosque (AFP)