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Silence for 8 minutes, 46 seconds: a George Floyd vigil in Houston

People stand in the rain on Sunday as they mourn the death of George Floyd during a candlelight vigil at the Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church in Houston, Texas. Churchgoers decided to maintain silence for eight minutes and forty-six seconds - the time for which a Minneapolis police officer held his knee on Floyd's neck.

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