Cities around the world have literally turned on their lights as a show of unity after the Friday terror attacks in Paris, France. Major monuments like the World Trade Center in New York, the Sydney Opera House in Australia, and Christ the Redeemer in Brazil have been lit up in red, white and blue, France’s flag colors.
Paris’ Eiffel Tower, however, was turned off as the city has been declared in a state of emergency. New York governor Andrew Cuomo said the lights will be left on in the coming days. In Australia, the premier of New South Wales, Mike Baird, initially wanted to fly the French flag over the Sydney harbour but realized there was not one large enough. “I've asked for French flag to fly over the Harbour Bridge. There isn't one in the country big enough. If we cant find one, we'll make one,” said Baird.
Hopefully, this simple but heartfelt global movement will let France know they are not alone in their pain.
The Empire State Building is lit up in the colors of the French flag to remember the victims of tonight. ???? pic.twitter.com/BsUDjn4984— Shady Music Facts (@musicnews_shade) November 14, 2015
Mexico City Senate Bldg in honor of lives lost in France pic.twitter.com/EdOzlniVsq— Blanche V. Mercaldi (@tammytabby) November 14, 2015
Omni Hotel in Dallas is displaying French flag in solidarity with France. pic.twitter.com/vq7X5xrVie— David Finfrock (@DavidFinfrock) November 14, 2015
Christ the Redeemer lit up in blue, white and red in support of France. ??? pic.twitter.com/UJAUkoTslW— Saul (@Socarma7) November 14, 2015