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Paris attacks: World lights up in colours of French flag to express solidarity

From the spire of the World Trade Centre to the statue of Christ the Redeemer, the structures donned on hues of blue, white and red, to mourn the deaths and show support to France.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: November 14, 2015 6:02:31 pm
paris attack. france attack, attack in paris, paris live, paris attack live, france news, paris news, world news, latest news, The Calgary Tower was lit up with the colors of the French flag to show support and sympathy regarding the Paris attacks in Calgary, Alberta on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. (Larry MacDougal/The Canadian Press via AP)

After Paris woke up to a nightmare when at least 128 people were killed in a horrific gunfire in the city, some monuments and buildings around the world lit up to colors of French flag to express solidarity to the tragedy.

A couple look at the sails of the Sydney Opera House that are lit in the colors of the French flag in Sydney, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, following the terrorist attacks in Paris. French police are huntingfor possible accomplices of assailants who terrorized Paris concert-goers, cafe diners and soccer fans in the country’s deadliest peacetime attacks, a succession of explosions and shootings that cast a dark shadow over this luminous tourist destination. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) A couple look at the sails of the Sydney Opera House that are lit in the colors of the French flag in Sydney, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, following the terrorist attacks in Paris. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

From the spire of the World Trade Center to the statue of Christ the Redeemer, the structures were lit up in hues of blue, white and red, to mourn the deaths and show support to France.

paris attack. france attack, attack in paris, paris live, paris attack live, france news, paris news, world news, latest news, The One World Trade Center spire is lit blue, white and red after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the lighting in honor of dozens killed in the Paris attacks Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

Even New York’s Empire State Building and the Wembley Stadium in London changed colours paying tribute to the Paris attack.

The CN Tower in Tronto and the Omni Hotel in Dallas, as tweeted by Dallas Morning News, were also seen in the tricolors.

Meanwhile, the Asian Art Musem on its Facebook page shared a picture of San Francisco City Hall lit up.

However, the lights on the Eiffel Tower in Paris were turned off to mourn the loss of lives.

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