The marquees on the glimmering Las Vegas Strip dimmed their lights for three minutes Monday night as officials slowly read the 58 names of the people killed one year earlier in the country’s deadliest mass shooting in modern history.

Megan Murphy, right in hat, embraces Cara Knoedler as Kenneth Wright wipes his eyes on the first anniversary of the mass shooting, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Las Vegas. Behind them is the site of the shooting. Hundreds of survivors of the Las Vegas mass shooting have formed a human chain around the shuttered site of a country music festival where a gunman opened fire Oct. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/John Locher)
The sun sets as people attend a ceremony to dedicate a memorial garden for victims, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, on the anniversary of the mass shooting a year earlier, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
A woman looks at a wall with pictures of the victims before a ceremony at a memorial garden, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, on the anniversary of the mass shooting a year earlier, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The names were recited before a silent crowd punctuated by sobs shortly after 10:05 p.m., nearly the exact time that a gunman in a tower suite at the Mandalay Bay opened fire on the crowd of 22,000.

People participate in a prayer service on the anniversary of the Oct.1, 2017 mass shooting, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
People embrace before a ceremony at a memorial garden, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, on the anniversary of the mass shooting a year earlier, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
People embrace before a ceremony at a memorial garden, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, on the anniversary of the mass shooting a year earlier, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The ceremony ended a somber day of events reuniting survivors and the family members of those killed at last year’s country music festival.

People’s shadows fall on a painted wall during a ceremony at a memorial garden, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, on the anniversary of the mass shooting a year earlier, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
People embrace Norma Felix at a prayer service on the anniversary of the Oct.1, 2017 mass shooting, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Las Vegas. Felix attended the country music festival last year and came back to Las Vegas for the anniversary. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Gregorio De la Rosa places a flower on a wall during a ceremony to dedicate a memorial garden for victims, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, on the anniversary of the mass shooting a year earlier, in Las Vegas. De la Rosa’s stepson Erick Silva was killed in the shooting. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Hours earlier, the victims’ families, survivors and elected officials marked the anniversary of the tragedy by placing roses on a tribute wall and dedicating a downtown memorial garden.

Source: The Associated Press

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