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Candlelight vigil for Steve Jobs outside the Apple Store in SF

Hours after the news of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' death, a few dozen mourners were gathered outside the flagship retail store along Stockton Street in San Francisco, leaving flowers, candles, and notes along the iconic sleek glass storefront walls.

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Rememberances to Steve Jobs

Rememberances to Steve Jobs left along the Apple Store in San Francisco on Wednesday night following the news of the influential innovator's death.

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Post-It notes

Analog remembences of a digital pioneer including Post-It Notes, drawings, and flowers along Stockton Street in San Francisco.

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iPads

iPads and iPods, alongside two candles, offer a simple goodbye to the man who left his mark on our culture in so many ways.

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A crowd gathers in front of the Apple Store along Stockton Street

A crowd gathers in front of the Apple Store along Stockton Street to pay tribute to Apple's former CEO Steve Jobs who passed away after battling cancer on Wednesday.

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A TV cameraman stands atop his van overlooking the crowd

Under the light of the moon and Apple's iconic logo, a television cameraman stands atop his van overlooking the crowd in front of the Apple Store in San Francisco.

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Messages

Simple messages including "An inspiration to humanity" and "Thank you genius!" adorn the glass walls of the Apple Store in San Francisco.

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A passerby reads a few of the messages left at the Apple Store.

A passerby reads a few of the messages left at the Apple Store.

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Notes left for Jobs.

Notes left for Jobs.

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Notes left for Jobs.

Notes left for Jobs.

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Viewers along Stockton Street

Viewers along Stockton Street in front of a vigil to Apple's Steve Jobs.

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Dolores Park in San Francisco

Far removed from San Francisco's three Apple stores, about 100 to 150 people gathered Wednesday night in The City's Dolores Park to remember Steve Jobs.

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Dolores Park in San Francisco

About 100 to 150 people gathered in San Francisco's Dolores Park to remember Steve Jobs.

Organized in part by Josh Constine of Inside Facebook, and popularized on the Dolores Park community page on Facebook, the event was quiet and low-key. Photographer Alex Greenberg focused the small crowd and started the remembrance by striking a Tibetan bowl four times at about 9:15 p.m.

Most of the people gathered then held up their illuminated iPhones. Photographers snapped pictures. People talked. By 10:00 p.m. the group had mostly dispersed.

Bobby Burgess, a programmer from the Hayes Valley neighborhood in San Francisco, said, "I felt like I had to come. I'm not a fanboy. I'm not even sure why."

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The iPhone candlelight vigil in San Francisco's Dolores Park Wednesday night.

The iPhone candlelight vigil in San Francisco's Dolores Park Wednesday night.

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An iPad displaying an image of Steve Jobs

Conard Corpus, left, holds an iPad displaying an image of Steve Jobs during a gathering in San Francisco's Dolores Park Wednesday night.

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