davidbrucehaiku: why is this common?

160613-N-QL961-031 PEARL HARBOR (June 13, 2016) The American flag flies at half-mast at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. President Barack Obama ordered all United States flags to half-staff as a mark of respect for the victims of the act of hatred and terror perpetrated on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (U.S. Navy Photo By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Phillip Pavlovich/RELEASED)

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Source: Wiki Commons (Public Domain)

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WHY IS THIS COMMON?

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Why is this common?

Flags now flying at half staff

Why such tragedy?

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Note: The American flag flies at half-mast at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. President Barack Obama ordered all United States flags to half-staff as a mark of respect for the victims of the act of hatred and terror perpetrated on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (U.S. Navy Photo By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Phillip Pavlovich/RELEASED) 

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Source of Photo: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Flags_of_the_United_States_at_half_staff#/media/File:JBPHH_Flies_At_Half_Mast_For_Orlando_160613-N-QL961-031.jpg

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