Countries around the globe light up monuments in solidarity with Paris

The Eiffel Tower will remain dark Saturday night in a gesture of mourning following the stream of violence that left at least 129 people dead and more than 350 wounded in Paris.

The company that operates the monument, which draws as many as 20,000 people per day, said it would remain closed “until further notice.” The 116-year-old landmark is normally illuminated on the hour every night.

“Tonight, the Eiffel Tower is in mourning. It will stay dark in tribute to the victims of the attacks. #WeAreUnited,” said a post on the city of Paris’ Twitter feed.

Countries across the globe, meanwhile, lighted their monuments in the colors of the French flag in a display of solidarity:


Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

#SolidarityWithParis+#France rally next to #BrandenburgGate in front of the French Embassy in #Berlin. #ParisAttacks— GermanForeignOffice (@GermanyDiplo) November 14, 2015

World Trade Center, New York

#ParisAttacks: One World Trade Center spire lit in blue, white, red in solidarity with France v. @ObservingSpace— Stratos Safioleas (@stratosathens) November 14, 2015

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

Tonight #Brazil’s “Christ the Redeemer” statue shows support for #France #Paris #Prayers4Paris— Deke Bridges (@dekebridges) November 14, 2015

Wembley Stadium, London

Wembley stadium lit up in France colours. #PrayForParis— Historical Pics (@HistoricalPics) November 14, 2015

Kuala Lumpur Tower, Malaysia.

Pray for France - Kuala Lumpur - The Kuala Lumpur Tower light up with the color of the flag of France - Blue, White…— Dr Vicente Nario (@DrBicentenario) November 14, 2015

Sydney Opera House, Australia.

The @SydOperaHouse in blue, white and red. Photo: Dominic Lorrimer. #PrayForParis— (@smh) November 14, 2015

Angel of Independence, Mexico City

Solidaridad en el Angel de la Independencia. #ParisAttacks— Maite Azuela (@maiteazuela) November 14, 2015

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