Edition:
India
Pictures | Tue Mar 19, 2019 | 5:30am IST

New Zealand grieves after mosque shootings

Al Noor mosque shooting survivor Farhid Ahmed poses with a photo of his wife Husna, who was killed in the attack, after an interview with Reuters in Christchurch, New Zealand March 18, 2019. The wheelchair-using worshipper who survived the slaughter at Christchurch's Al Noor mosque, but whose wife was killed, has offered an olive branch to the gunman, saying he would like to meet him and telling him "I still love you." "I want to give the message to the person who did this, or if he has any friends who also think like this: I still love you," Farhid Ahmed, 59, told Reuters in an interview at his house, as mourners arrived to offer condolences for his wife, Husna. "I don't agree with what you did   you took a wrong decision, a wrong direction, but I want to believe in you. That you have great potential in your heart," he said.

REUTERS/Edgar Su

Al Noor mosque shooting survivor Farhid Ahmed poses with a photo of his wife Husna, who was killed in the attack, after an interview with Reuters in Christchurch, New Zealand March 18, 2019. The wheelchair-using worshipper who survived the slaughter...more

Al Noor mosque shooting survivor Farhid Ahmed poses with a photo of his wife Husna, who was killed in the attack, after an interview with Reuters in Christchurch, New Zealand March 18, 2019. The wheelchair-using worshipper who survived the slaughter at Christchurch's Al Noor mosque, but whose wife was killed, has offered an olive branch to the gunman, saying he would like to meet him and telling him "I still love you." "I want to give the message to the person who did this, or if he has any friends who also think like this: I still love you," Farhid Ahmed, 59, told Reuters in an interview at his house, as mourners arrived to offer condolences for his wife, Husna. "I don't agree with what you did you took a wrong decision, a wrong direction, but I want to believe in you. That you have great potential in your heart," he said. REUTERS/Edgar Su
Close
1 / 44
High school students from a Christian school embrace as they give hugs to Muslims waiting for news of their relatives at a community centre, following Friday's shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand March 18. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

High school students from a Christian school embrace as they give hugs to Muslims waiting for news of their relatives at a community centre, following Friday's shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand March 18. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

High school students from a Christian school embrace as they give hugs to Muslims waiting for news of their relatives at a community centre, following Friday's shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand March 18. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Close
2 / 44
Students perform the Haka as they gather in a vigil to commemorate victims outside Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, March 18. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Students perform the Haka as they gather in a vigil to commemorate victims outside Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, March 18. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Students perform the Haka as they gather in a vigil to commemorate victims outside Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, March 18. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Close
3 / 44
A woman sits next to flowers and messages displayed at a memorial site for victims in front of the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, March 18. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A woman sits next to flowers and messages displayed at a memorial site for victims in front of the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, March 18. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A woman sits next to flowers and messages displayed at a memorial site for victims in front of the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, March 18. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Close
4 / 44
Members of a New Zealand biker gang perform the Haka to honor the victims of the mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 17. REUTERS/Joseph Campbell

Members of a New Zealand biker gang perform the Haka to honor the victims of the mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 17. REUTERS/Joseph Campbell

Members of a New Zealand biker gang perform the Haka to honor the victims of the mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 17. REUTERS/Joseph Campbell
Close
5 / 44
Women embrace near Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Women embrace near Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Women embrace near Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Close
6 / 44
A local athletics team mourns the loss of one of its members, killed in the mosque attack, outside Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 17. REUTERS/Joseph Campbell

A local athletics team mourns the loss of one of its members, killed in the mosque attack, outside Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 17. REUTERS/Joseph Campbell

A local athletics team mourns the loss of one of its members, killed in the mosque attack, outside Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 17. REUTERS/Joseph Campbell
Close
7 / 44
People visit a memorial site for victims of Friday's shooting, in front of the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand March 18. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

People visit a memorial site for victims of Friday's shooting, in front of the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand March 18. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

People visit a memorial site for victims of Friday's shooting, in front of the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand March 18. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Close
8 / 44
Imam Ibrahim Abdul Halim of the Linwood Mosque is embraced by Father Felimoun El-Baramoussy from the Coptic Church, in Christchurch March 18. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Imam Ibrahim Abdul Halim of the Linwood Mosque is embraced by Father Felimoun El-Baramoussy from the Coptic Church, in Christchurch March 18. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Imam Ibrahim Abdul Halim of the Linwood Mosque is embraced by Father Felimoun El-Baramoussy from the Coptic Church, in Christchurch March 18. REUTERS/Edgar Su
Close
9 / 44
Students gather in a vigil to commemorate victims outside Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, March 18. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Students gather in a vigil to commemorate victims outside Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, March 18. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Students gather in a vigil to commemorate victims outside Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, March 18. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Close
10 / 44
People embrace as they gather to pay respects outside the Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, March 18. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

People embrace as they gather to pay respects outside the Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, March 18. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

People embrace as they gather to pay respects outside the Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, March 18. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Close
11 / 44
People gather to pay respects outside the Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, March 18. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

People gather to pay respects outside the Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, March 18. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

People gather to pay respects outside the Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, March 18. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Close
12 / 44
Flowers and signs are pictured at a memorial as a tribute to victims of the mosque attacks, near a police line outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Flowers and signs are pictured at a memorial as a tribute to victims of the mosque attacks, near a police line outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Flowers and signs are pictured at a memorial as a tribute to victims of the mosque attacks, near a police line outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Close
13 / 44
Relatives of a member of the Bangladeshi community wait for news at a community centre in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Relatives of a member of the Bangladeshi community wait for news at a community centre in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Relatives of a member of the Bangladeshi community wait for news at a community centre in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Close
14 / 44
People react near Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

People react near Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

People react near Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Close
15 / 44
Candles arranged in a heart shape burn at a memorial site for victims of the mosque shootings at the Botanic Gardens in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Candles arranged in a heart shape burn at a memorial site for victims of the mosque shootings at the Botanic Gardens in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Candles arranged in a heart shape burn at a memorial site for victims of the mosque shootings at the Botanic Gardens in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Close
16 / 44
A girl reacts near Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A girl reacts near Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A girl reacts near Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Close
17 / 44
Members of the Maori community sing outside Masjid Al Noor mosque, in memory of the victims of the mosque shootings, in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Members of the Maori community sing outside Masjid Al Noor mosque, in memory of the victims of the mosque shootings, in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Members of the Maori community sing outside Masjid Al Noor mosque, in memory of the victims of the mosque shootings, in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Edgar Su
Close
18 / 44
Women embrace near Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Women embrace near Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Women embrace near Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Close
19 / 44
Flowers and signs are seen at a memorial as a tribute to victims of the mosque attacks, near a police line outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Flowers and signs are seen at a memorial as a tribute to victims of the mosque attacks, near a police line outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Flowers and signs are seen at a memorial as a tribute to victims of the mosque attacks, near a police line outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Close
20 / 44
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern meets representatives of the Muslim community at Canterbury refugee centre in Christchurch, March 16.    New Zealand Prime Minister's Office/via REUTERS

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern meets representatives of the Muslim community at Canterbury refugee centre in Christchurch, March 16. New Zealand Prime Minister's Office/via REUTERS

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern meets representatives of the Muslim community at Canterbury refugee centre in Christchurch, March 16. New Zealand Prime Minister's Office/via REUTERS
Close
21 / 44
A member of the Maori community reacts near Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A member of the Maori community reacts near Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A member of the Maori community reacts near Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Close
22 / 44
People reacts as they move the flowers after police removed a police line, outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

People reacts as they move the flowers after police removed a police line, outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

People reacts as they move the flowers after police removed a police line, outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Close
23 / 44
People comfort each other outside Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Edgar Su

People comfort each other outside Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Edgar Su

People comfort each other outside Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Edgar Su
Close
24 / 44
A member of the Maori community poses at a memorial site for victims of the mosque shootings in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A member of the Maori community poses at a memorial site for victims of the mosque shootings in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A member of the Maori community poses at a memorial site for victims of the mosque shootings in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Close
25 / 44
Christians say a prayer for the victims of a shooting outside Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Christians say a prayer for the victims of a shooting outside Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Christians say a prayer for the victims of a shooting outside Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Edgar Su
Close
26 / 44
Forensic investigators work outside Linwood mosque in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Forensic investigators work outside Linwood mosque in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Forensic investigators work outside Linwood mosque in Christchurch, March 17. REUTERS/Edgar Su
Close
27 / 44
People place candles at a flower tribute area at Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Edgar Su

People place candles at a flower tribute area at Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Edgar Su

People place candles at a flower tribute area at Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Edgar Su
Close
28 / 44
Aktar, a woman whose husband is missing after Friday's mosque attacks, reacts outside a community center near Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Aktar, a woman whose husband is missing after Friday's mosque attacks, reacts outside a community center near Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Aktar, a woman whose husband is missing after Friday's mosque attacks, reacts outside a community center near Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Close
29 / 44
A woman places flowers at a memorial as a tribute to victims of the mosque attacks, near a police line outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A woman places flowers at a memorial as a tribute to victims of the mosque attacks, near a police line outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A woman places flowers at a memorial as a tribute to victims of the mosque attacks, near a police line outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Close
30 / 44
A woman reacts as she pays a tribute to victims of the mosque attacks outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A woman reacts as she pays a tribute to victims of the mosque attacks outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A woman reacts as she pays a tribute to victims of the mosque attacks outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Close
31 / 44
People visit a memorial site for victims of Friday's shooting, in front of the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand March 18. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

People visit a memorial site for victims of Friday's shooting, in front of the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand March 18. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

People visit a memorial site for victims of Friday's shooting, in front of the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand March 18. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Close
32 / 44
People react at a flower tribute area at Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Edgar Su

People react at a flower tribute area at Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Edgar Su

People react at a flower tribute area at Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Edgar Su
Close
33 / 44
A forensic worker is seen outside Masjid Al Noor after Friday's mosque attacks in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A forensic worker is seen outside Masjid Al Noor after Friday's mosque attacks in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A forensic worker is seen outside Masjid Al Noor after Friday's mosque attacks in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Close
34 / 44
Flowers and a New Zealand national flag are seen at a memorial as tributes to victims of the mosque attacks near Linwood mosque in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Flowers and a New Zealand national flag are seen at a memorial as tributes to victims of the mosque attacks near Linwood mosque in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Flowers and a New Zealand national flag are seen at a memorial as tributes to victims of the mosque attacks near Linwood mosque in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Edgar Su
Close
35 / 44
People move the flowers after police removed a police line, outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

People move the flowers after police removed a police line, outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

People move the flowers after police removed a police line, outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Close
36 / 44
A police officer patrols outside Masjid Al Noor mosque after Friday's mosque attacks in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A police officer patrols outside Masjid Al Noor mosque after Friday's mosque attacks in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A police officer patrols outside Masjid Al Noor mosque after Friday's mosque attacks in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Close
37 / 44
Children place flowers at a memorial as a tribute to victims of the mosque attacks, near a police line outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Children place flowers at a memorial as a tribute to victims of the mosque attacks, near a police line outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Children place flowers at a memorial as a tribute to victims of the mosque attacks, near a police line outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Close
38 / 44
A woman reacts at a flower tribute area at Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A woman reacts at a flower tribute area at Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A woman reacts at a flower tribute area at Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Edgar Su
Close
39 / 44
Flowers and signs are seen at a memorial as tributes to victims of the mosque attacks near Linwood mosque in Christchurch, March 16.   REUTERS/Edgar Su

Flowers and signs are seen at a memorial as tributes to victims of the mosque attacks near Linwood mosque in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Flowers and signs are seen at a memorial as tributes to victims of the mosque attacks near Linwood mosque in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Edgar Su
Close
40 / 44
People place flowers at a memorial as a tribute to victims of the mosque attacks, near Linwood mosque in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Edgar Su

People place flowers at a memorial as a tribute to victims of the mosque attacks, near Linwood mosque in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Edgar Su

People place flowers at a memorial as a tribute to victims of the mosque attacks, near Linwood mosque in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Edgar Su
Close
41 / 44
A woman reacts at a flower tribute area at Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A woman reacts at a flower tribute area at Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A woman reacts at a flower tribute area at Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Edgar Su
Close
42 / 44
A man carrying a rosary wipes his face as he pays his tribute to victims of the mosque attacks, at a flower tribute area at Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A man carrying a rosary wipes his face as he pays his tribute to victims of the mosque attacks, at a flower tribute area at Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A man carrying a rosary wipes his face as he pays his tribute to victims of the mosque attacks, at a flower tribute area at Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Edgar Su
Close
43 / 44
People prepare to move the flowers after police removed a police line, outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

People prepare to move the flowers after police removed a police line, outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

People prepare to move the flowers after police removed a police line, outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, March 16. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Close
44 / 44

Next Slideshows

Journey of the painted lady butterfly

Swarms of painted lady butterflies migrate north from Mexico through Encinitas, California.

18 Mar 2019

Week in sports

Sports action from around the world this week.

18 Mar 2019

Thailand's magic tattoo festival

Devotees travel to the Wat Bang Phra Monastery to have their bodies adorned with tattoos they believe have mystical powers, ward off bad luck and protect them...

18 Mar 2019

Deadly flash floods in Indonesia

Authorities in Indonesia raised the death toll from floods and landslides in the easternmost province of Papua to nearly 80 and called for the urgent evacuation...

18 Mar 2019

MORE IN PICTURES

Battle for Islamic State's last enclave

Battle for Islamic State's last enclave

U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces launch a final assault to capture Islamic State's last enclave in eastern Syria.

Yoga with cats

Yoga with cats

Humans and creatures alike stretch into cat pose at this yoga class in a Brooklyn cat cafe.

The colors of Holi

The colors of Holi

The Hindu festival of Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, heralds the beginning of spring.

Journey of the painted lady butterfly

Journey of the painted lady butterfly

Swarms of painted lady butterflies migrate north from Mexico through Encinitas, California.

Week in sports

Week in sports

Sports action from around the world this week.

Thailand's magic tattoo festival

Thailand's magic tattoo festival

Devotees travel to the Wat Bang Phra Monastery to have their bodies adorned with tattoos they believe have mystical powers, ward off bad luck and protect them from harm.

Deadly flash floods in Indonesia

Deadly flash floods in Indonesia

Authorities in Indonesia raised the death toll from floods and landslides in the easternmost province of Papua to nearly 80 and called for the urgent evacuation of victims from devastated communities.

Editors Choice Pictures

Editors Choice Pictures

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Yellow vest protests enter fourth month

Yellow vest protests enter fourth month

Rioters set fire to a bank and ransacked stores on Paris's Champs Elysees avenue on Saturday, in a new flare-up of violence as France's yellow vest protests against President Emmanuel Macron and his pro-business reforms entered a fourth month.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast