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Photos: New Zealand rocked by mass shooting

Protesters demonstrated to denounce New Zealand mosque attacks in Chirstchurch Friday at Fatih mosque in Istanbul, after a symbolic funeral prayer for the victims of the attacks.
Protesters demonstrated to denounce New Zealand mosque attacks in Chirstchurch Friday at Fatih mosque in Istanbul, after a symbolic funeral prayer for the victims of the attacks. (OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

Mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers killed 49 people on what the prime minister called ‘‘one of New Zealand’s darkest days,’’ as authorities charged one person, detained three others and defused explosive devices in what appeared to be a carefully planned racist attack.

Here are photos from the scene in Christchurch.

Ambulance staff took a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand.
Ambulance staff took a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand. (Mark Baker/Associated Press)
People stood across the road from a mosque in central Christchurch.
People stood across the road from a mosque in central Christchurch.(Mark Baker/Associated Press)
Protesters shouted slogans and hold placards reading "Say No to global terorism- Crusaders vioence in New Zeland" on Friday at Fatih mosque in Istanbul.
Protesters shouted slogans and hold placards reading "Say No to global terorism- Crusaders vioence in New Zeland" on Friday at Fatih mosque in Istanbul.(ZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Image)
A car with shattered windows near the mosque in Christchurch.
A car with shattered windows near the mosque in Christchurch.(PETE MARSDEN/AFP/Getty Images)
People waited outside a mosque in central Christchurch.
People waited outside a mosque in central Christchurch.(Mark Baker/Associated Press)
A police officer patrol at a cordon near a mosque.
A police officer patrol at a cordon near a mosque.(Mark Baker/Associated Press)
A floral tribute on Linwood Avenue near the Linwood Masjid mosque on March 15 in Christchurch, New Zealand.
A floral tribute on Linwood Avenue near the Linwood Masjid mosque on March 15 in Christchurch, New Zealand.(Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)
Pakistani traders protested to condemn the New Zealand mosque shooting, in Islamabad, Pakistan on Friday.
Pakistani traders protested to condemn the New Zealand mosque shooting, in Islamabad, Pakistan on Friday.(B.K. Bangash/Associated Press)

Abbi Matheson can be reached at abbi.matheson@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AbbiMatheson