In Photos: World Monuments Light Up in Solidarity with Paris
In the wake of the terror attacks that killed 129 people and injured at least 350 more in Paris on Friday night, monuments around the world have been lit up with the colors of the French flag as a symbol of solidarity. The Eiffel Tower went dark on Saturday night to mourn the victims. Today, it’s illuminated with the flag’s tricolore, the first time in history the landmark has ever changed its colors.
In New York City, the spire of One World Trade Center glowed red, white, and blue. At least a dozen other monuments worldwide have been illuminated, including Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, the Sydney Opera House, the Pearl Tower in Shanghai, Madrid’s City Hall, the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, and Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer.
At noon in Paris today, the city observed a moment of silence as people gathered around makeshift memorials at Place de la République and the Eiffel Tower. Thousands placed flowers, candles, and signs in front of the Bataclan concert hall and La Belle Équipe Café on Rue de Charonne, where two of the attacks occurred.
President Obama and other world leaders have pledged to support President Hollande as individuals around the world offer aid to Parisians who have been displaced as a result of the attacks. Still, the most visually arresting signs of support shine on some of the globe's most recognizible facades. Onward for a full look.
The Eiffel Tower lit up on Monday in a show of resilience.
The tower had been dark over the weekend to mourn the victims.
One World Trade Center
Sydney Town Hall
Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro
Burj Al Arab, Dubai
Madrid City Hall
Sydney Opera House
Pearl Tower, Shanghai