Tears flow as floral tributes are placed near the Olympia shopping centre in Munich where a lone gunman killed nine, including children, on July 22. Photo: AP Tears flow as floral tributes are placed near the Olympia shopping centre in Munich where a lone gunman killed nine, including children, on July 22. Photo: AP
Tears flow as floral tributes are placed near the Olympia shopping centre in Munich where a lone gunman killed nine, including children, on July 22. Photo: AP
Kenny Hodgart
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Tears flow as floral tributes are placed near the Olympia shopping centre in Munich where a lone gunman killed nine, including children, on July 22. Photo: AP Tears flow as floral tributes are placed near the Olympia shopping centre in Munich where a lone gunman killed nine, including children, on July 22. Photo: AP
Tears flow as floral tributes are placed near the Olympia shopping centre in Munich where a lone gunman killed nine, including children, on July 22. Photo: AP
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Kenny Hodgart

Kenny Hodgart

Formerly a staff journalist at SCMP, Kenny Hodgart has lived in Hong Kong since 2011. He comes from Scotland, which remains part of the United Kingdom, but his views are almost exclusively his own. He suffers from status anxiety more than some but less than others.