Monuments Around the World Are Illuminated in the French Flag’s Colors Following Deadly Attacks


The sails of the Sydney Opera House are illuminated in the colours of the French flag on Nov. 14, 2015, in Sydney, Australia. (Credit: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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As the Eiffel Tower remained dark for another night following Friday’s deadly attacks in Paris, images emerged online of dozens of other monuments around the world that had been illuminated in red, white and blue as a show of support and solidarity with France.

Typically a bright fixture, the Eiffel Tower’s lights were turned off following the attacks, which resulted in the deaths of at least 129 people.

The lights off were expected to remain off Saturday night as a symbol of the county’s mourning, the Los Angeles Times reports.

But overnight, dozens of other buildings – including the One World Trade Center in New York, Brandenbourg Gate in Germany and Liverpool’s St George’s Hall in Britain – were lit in the colors of the French flag as a show of support.

A Facebook event was also created on Saturday asking Americans to turn off their lights at a set time for 30 minutes to show support for France.

“After the 13 November attacks, the city of Paris has gone ‘lights out’ for the first time since WWII,” the Facebook event stated. “Please turn out your outdoor lights, whether you’re a business or a residence.”

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