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Crews finish rainbow crosswalk near Orlando's Pulse nightclub, where 49 died

Crews finish rainbow crosswalk near Orlando's Pulse nightclub, where 49 died
The newly completed rainbow-colored crosswalk near the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, where a gunman killed 49 people. (@citybeautiful)

Crews have completed a rainbow-colored crosswalk near a gay nightclub in Florida where a gunman killed 49 people.

News outlets report that the crosswalk became reality early Wednesday. Thousands of people signed a petition asking the city of Orlando for a colorful memorial to the victims on the street just south of Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

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The Florida Department of Transportation also approved the crosswalk.

Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to Islamic State during a three-hour standoff at the nightclub before he was killed in a shootout with police officers in June 2016. It was the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history until Oct. 1, when Stephen Paddock killed 58 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas.

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