Sunday, 15 November 2015

World reacts to Paris attacks

Adopting the Tricolore, the colours of French flag

Prominent landmarks around the globe are turning blue, white and red, otherwise known as the Tricolore, representing the national flag of France.


This show of solidarity comes in the wake of the Paris attacks on Friday the 13th, where an estimated 150 or more were reportedly killed in a spate of shootings and explosions across the French capital at night.


Even as the sails of the Sydney Opera House will be lit in the colours of the French flag on Saturday night in a show of solidarity to Paris, here are some countries around the world that have already taken initiative to do just that:



Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

One World Trade Center, New York

Dublin, Ireland

London, England

San Francisco, California

Toronto, Ontario

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Egypt to Honor French and Russian Terror Victims by Lighting Up Pyramids

Sunday evening will reportedly see the Egyptian pyramids illuminated with the colors of the Russian and French flags, in a show of solidarity with Moscow and Paris.

Egypt's pyramids in Giza will be illuminated on Sunday night with the colors of the Russian and French national flags in solidarity with the victims of the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris and  the October 31 crash of a Russian passenger airliner over Sinai Peninsula, media reports said.

The pyramids are due to light up at 9:30 Cairo Local Time (22:30 Moscow time); the colors will alternate between the flags of Egypt and France as well as the flags of Egypt and Russia, according to the Egyptian state news agency MENA.

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Sydney Opera House to light up in red, white and blue as world cities adopt the Tricolore
French national colors seen on top of the tower of One World Trade Center in New York. Photograph: Xinhua/Rex Shutterstock

The sails of the Sydney Opera House will be lit in the colours of the French flag on Saturday night in a show of solidarity to Paris.

More than 120 people were killed in a spate of shootings and explosions across the French capital on Friday night.


Acting on a suggestion from journalist Mike Carlton, New South Wales premier Mike Baird tweeted the decision to light up the Opera House sales. “Tonight the sails of the Opera House will be lit in the blue, white & red of the French flag. We mourn with you and stand with you, Paris.”


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Manchester Town Hall lit with Tricolore to show respect after Paris attacks
Manchester Town Hall lit with the Tricolore

Angel Square. Manchester

Manchester Town Hall was lit up with colours of the French Tricolore on Saturday evening as a mark of respect following the Paris Attacks.

Speaking earlier today (Saturday), Coun Pat Karney confirmed Manchester’s iconic town hall was to be lit up in solidarity with Paris.

The Lord Mayor Paul Murphy OBE also said: “We want to show our support for the people of Paris at this painful time. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the families and friends of those murdered and I will be writing to the Mayor of Paris to express our condolences.”

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World landmarks light up in Tricolore to show solidarity with France
A couple stands in the rain as the blue, white and red colors of France's national flag are projected onto the sails of Sydney's Opera House in Australia on Nov. 14. (Reuters/Jason Reed)

As the Eiffel Tower went dark after Friday’s bloody terrorist attacks in Paris, landmarks around the world lit up in the French national colors—red, white, and blue—to show solidarity with victims. Reports estimate that some 127 people may have been killed.

In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer was doused in the three colors, generally taken to represent France’s tripartite, revolutionary motto: liberté, egalité, fraternité.


In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In Mexico City, the Ángel de la Independencia monument

In Toronto, Canada, the CN Tower

In Sydney, Australia, its world-famous opera house

In San Francisco, California, the city hall

In New York, the antenna of One World Trade Center

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Library of Birmingham lit up in colours of French Tricolore
The Library of Birmingham is bathed in the colours of the French flag

The Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Smethwick also showed its solidarity with France

The Calgary Tower in Canada

The One World Trade Centre

The High Roller at Linq, Las Vegas

The Sails of Sydney Opera House

With this stunning image, Birmingham tells the world that it stands shoulder-to-shoulder with France – and the terrorists will not win.

The city council lit up the iconic Library of Birmingham in the colours of the French Tricolore on Saturday night, less than 24 hours after Paris was rocked by a series of attacks.

City council chief executive Mark Rogers earlier confirmed on Twitter that the Centenary Square landmark would turn red, white and blue from 7pm.

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World monuments lit up with Tricolore in solidarity with France

Following the Paris terror attacks, countries have lit up their most iconic monuments in solidarity with France following multiple terror attacks in Paris.

The global show of respect and grief from Mexico, Brazil, London, US cities and more follows shootings in the French capital which have killed 128 people and injured another 200.

Radical Islamist terrorist group, Isis, have claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Angel de la Independencia monument is lit up in blue, white and red, the colors of the French flag
The colours of the French flag were spread across Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro

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The Senate building is lit up in Mexico City

the Kuala Lumpur Tower in Malaysia

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The Best of Paris Shines Through During Its Worst of Times
Adapted peace sign  following the attacks in Paris (initial design by Jean Julien)  – via twitter – Public Domain

On November 13, 2015 mass shootings and suicide bombings took place in the 10th and 11th districts of Paris, as well as in the northern suburb of Saint-Denis.

Three separate explosions blasted near the Stade de France where a football match was taking place between Germany and France, while six mass shootings killed dozens of civilians. The deadliest attack was at the Bataclan theatre where attackers took hostages and killed at least 80 concertgoers. Eight attackers were killed in addition to two suicide bombers.

As of November 14, at least 128 people were reported dead. In addition, more than 300 people were injured during the attacks, including 80 people who were listed as being in serious condition.

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The world turns blue, white and red for France

After the horrific attacks in Paris that left at least 129 people dead, U.S. President Barack Obama called the violence "an attack not just on Paris, not just on the people on France, but an attack on all humanity."

The world agreed. In the aftermath, buildings in cities across the globe were lit up in the blue, white and red colors of the French flag in a show of solidarity and support.

In Washington, the ice at the Verizon Center became a tricolor before a hockey game between the Washington Capitals and the Calgary Flames.

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Museum, Sky Tower light up for France
The World Trade Centre, the Sky Tower and San Francisco City Hall light up blue, white and red. Photos / Twitter / Chris Loufte

Auckland Museum has also lit up in blue, white and red

Auckland's Sky Tower has tonight lit up in the colours of the French flag to show solidarity with Paris in the wake of today's terrorist attacks.

It's joined a host of iconic buildings around the world to be illuminated in blue, white and red.

SkyCity chief executive Nigel Morrison said he was "appalled by the atrocities" that occurred in Paris and the gesture was a mark of sympathy and respect for the French people.

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St George's Hall in Liverpool, UK lit up in French Tricolore

St George's Hall in the city centre of Liverpool, England, UK has lit up the exterior of the building in the French Tricolore; red, white and blue, in solidarity with the victims of the deadly attack in Paris which left over 100 people dead.

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Shanghai's landmark building Oriental Pearl TV Tower

Taiwan's landmark building Taipei 101

Auckland's Sky Tower

The Senate building

San Francisco City Hall

The Eiffel Tower in red, white and blue in the wake of the Nov 13 terror attacks in Paris



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