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Sydney cafe siege

Updated 1:45 AM ET, Wed December 17, 2014
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A message of condolence is written on the pavement at Martin Place, Sydney on Wednesday, December 17. #illridewithyou became a trending hashtag on Twitter during the siege, expressing solidarity with Australian Muslims in the wake of deadly siege at the Lindt Cafe in Sydney.
A woman walks past flowers placed by people as a mark of respect for the victims of Martin Place siege on Tuesday, December 16. Daniel Munoz/Getty Images
Members of the Muslim community show their respect at Martin Place on December 16. Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images
Prime Minister Tony Abbott arrives with his wife Margaret to pay their respects at Martin Place on December 16. Jennifer Polixenni Brankin/Getty Images
Australian flags fly at half mast on Sydney Harbour Bridge on December 16 following the fatal siege. PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images
An injured hostage is carried to an ambulance from a cafe in Sydney on December 16. Gunfire erupted early Tuesday as police stormed the Lindt Chocolate Cafe, where a gunman had been holding hostages since Monday morning. Joosep Martinson/Getty Images
Hostages run toward police officers on December 16. Joosep Martinson/Getty Images
A police officer and a paramedic escort a hostage away from the scene of the siege on December 16. WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images
An injured hostage is wheeled to an ambulance after shots were fired during the raid on the cafe. Rob Griffith/AP
Two armed police officers stand ready to enter the cafe on December 16. Glenn Nicholls/AP
A hostage stands by the front entrance of the cafe as she turns off the lights on Monday, December 15. WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images
A hostage runs toward police on December 15. She was one of five people seen fleeing the cafe. Rob Griffith/AP
Police gather near the cafe on December 15. Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images
Hostages behind the cafe's window hold up a black flag with Arabic script on December 15. Seven Network
A police officer listens to a radio on December 15. Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images
Two hostages make it to safety outside the cafe on December 15. Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images
A police sniper walks to his vehicle on December 15. WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images
A journalist reports on the situation in Sydney. Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images
Armed police are seen outside the cafe on December 15. Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images
People rush past armed police near the cafe on December 15. Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images
Police close a street near the scene on December 15. PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images
Police officers talk at the scene on December 15. Daniel Munoz/Fairfax Media via Getty Images
Armed police patrol near the Sydney Opera House. Major landmarks in Sydney were evacuated as police responded to the hostage situation. Joosep Martinson/Getty Images