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See Fans’ David Bowie Tributes Around the World

From London to Japan, the world pays its respects to the late Ziggy Stardust

A woman with an Aladdin Sane tattoo visits a mural of David Bowie in London after the singer's death.

A woman with an Aladdin Sane tattoo visits a mural of David Bowie in Brixton, South London, January 11th, 2016.

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All around the world, fans have been grieving David Bowie's loss in their own ways since the star's unexpected death on Sunday. These are some of the most moving tributes and memorials to a truly one-of-a-kind artist, from London to New York to Japan and back.

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 12: David Bowie is remembered by fans who gathered outside his apartment in SoHo on January 12, 2016 in New York City. Bowie passed away on Sunday, January 10th at the age on 69 after an 18 month battle with cancer. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)

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New York

As the news of Bowie's death spread, fans congregated outside his apartment in New York City's SoHo neighborhood to pay their respects. By January 12th, two days after he passed away, a substantial memorial was in place.

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12 Jan 2016, Los Angeles, California, USA --- Los Angeles street artist Jules Muck spray paints a tribute to David Bowie. She just finished a piece on Lemmy Kilmister who died two weeks ago. --- Image by © Ted Soqui/Ted Soqui Photography/Corbis

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Los Angeles

L.A. street artist Jules Muck – who only recently completed a piece in tribute to Lemmy Kilmister, who died two weeks ago – spray-paints a new tribute to David Bowie.

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Candles, flowers and personal notes were placed as a memorial to Bowie at his Hollywood Walk of Fame star.

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Flowers and other items are placed in remembrance of David Bowie at his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

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Hollywood Again

More tributes at the Walk of Fame, including an image of Rolling Stone's 2012 cover story on Bowie's Ziggy Stardust phase.

Bowie; Tribute

A woman with a Ziggy Stardust tattoo visits a mural of David Bowie in Brixton, south London, January 11, 2016. David Bowie, a music legend who used daringly androgynous displays of sexuality and glittering costumes to frame legendary rock hits "Ziggy Stardust" and "Space Oddity", has died of cancer. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth - RTX21VMD

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Brixton – Tattoo

A woman with an Aladdin Sane tattoo visits a David Bowie mural in Brixton.

Bowie; Tribute

People take a virtual journey through the life of British pop star David Bowie, which is exhibited in a 'Virtual Bowie Coupe' in the train from Zwolle to Groningen on January 11, 2016. The train travels on a additional service after the British music legend David Bowie has died at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. his official Twitter and Facebook accounts said. / AFP / ANP / Robin van Lonkhuijisen / Netherlands OUT (Photo credit should read ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJISEN/AFP/Getty Images)



Fans take a virtual journey through Bowie's life in a "Virtual Bowie Coupe" on the train from Zwolle to Groningen, Netherlands.

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12 Jan 2016, Moscow, Russia --- Russia, Moscow. People bring flowers and candles to the British embassy in memory of rock and pop star David Bowie, who died on January 11 2016. (Photo by Dmitry Savostianov/NurPhoto) --- Image by © Dmitry Savostianov/NurPhoto/Corbis

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Fans in Moscow bring flowers and candles to the British embassy in Bowie's memory.

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12 Jan 2016, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan --- A special section in a tribute of David Bowie displays various posters of his latest album Blackstar at Tower Records in Shibuya on January 12, 2016, Tokyo, Japan. Tower Records created a special section for the British singer, songwriter and actor David Bowie, who died of cancer at the age of 69 on January 10, 2016. His recently released album Blackstar is now sold out in Japan. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) --- Image by © Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO/Nippon News/Corbis

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A special section at the Tower Records in Tokyo's Shibuya district shows posters for Bowie's final album, Blackstar, released just two days before his death. The album sold out in Japan almost immediately.

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DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTES AND FLOWERS A Bowie 'flash' has been painted on a bust of Sir Henry Tate outside the Ritzy in the centre of Brixton, London - 12 January 2016. COPYRIGHT EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS/STAFF CODE: 370660 REF - TM (Express Newspapers via AP Images)



A Bowie "flash" painted on a bust of nineteenth-century sugar magnate and philanthopist Sir Henry Tate outside the Ritzy in Brixton.

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Berlin mourning British musician superstar David Bowie [who dies on January 10, 2016] who once lived in Berlin, fans with candles and flowers at the house where Bowie lived. Berlin, Germany, Europe, January 11, 2016 [Rechte Dritter nicht beim Fotografen, keine Haftung bei Forderungen von abgebildeten Personen oder deren abgebildeten Gegenstaenden - Third party rights not with photographer, no liability for claims from persons or their objects photographed]

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Fans in Berlin mourn with candles and flowers outside the house where Bowie once lived while making albums like 1977's "Heroes."

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Fans grieve for David Bowie in Brixton, South London Tributes to David Bowie, Los Angeles , America - 11 Jan 2016 (Rex Features via AP Images)



A fan in L.A. weeps for Bowie.

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MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: MK Dons pay tribute to David Bowie, who passed away on Monday, by showing his image on the giant screen as his music is played during the warm up before the Sky Bet Championship match between MK Dons and Burnley at Stadium mk on January 12, 2016 in Milton Keynes, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)

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English Football

The Milton Keynes Dons paid tribute to David Bowie by playing his music during the English football team's warm-up before the Sky Bet Championship match against Burnley on January 12th in Milton Keynes, England. 

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock (5530624q) A model with a David Bowie tribute Sean Suen presented by GQ China Show, London Collections Men, Autumn Winter 2016, Britain - 11 Jan 2016

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 A model with a David Bowie tribute from designer Sean Suen at a London fashion show.

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Glenn Gregory, center, and Tony Visconti, right, former producer for rock legend David Bowie, perform as part of the group Holy Holy, during a tribute concert playing covers from Bowie's 1970 album "The Man Who Sold The World" in its entirety, at Toronto's Opera House concert venue, on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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An Old Friend Says Goodbye

Bowie's longtime producer, Tony Visconti (right), performs as part of the group Holy Holy at the Toronto Opera House. The group performed Bowie's 1970 album The Man Who Sold The World in its entirety.

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