Sikhs mourn temple victims at candlelight vigil
BROOKFIELD, Wisconsin (AFP) - One by one, barefoot mourners stepped forward to bow their heads in solemn prayer on Monday for their neighbours killed in a gun attack on a Sikh temple in the United States state of Wisconsin.
Soulful songs echoed through the peaked-roof sanctuary where hundreds sat knee to knee, their heads covered in expertly fastened turbans and hastily tied kerchiefs offered to visitors at the door.
Dozens more stood in the lobby to show their support even if there was no room for them to join the prayers at the Sikh Religious Society of Wisconsin - a temple just 40km from the scene of Sunday's bloodshed.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker donned an orange headscarf as he stood to offer the midwestern state's condolences and prayers for the six people killed and three gravely wounded in the attack at the Oak Creek temple.