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74 Images Showing How the World Lit Up in Blue, White, and Red for France

74 Images Showing How the World Lit Up in Blue, White, and Red for France

WOE Media

The terrorist attacks in Paris on the 13th of November 2015 didn’t only shake the French capital but also the whole world as it left 128 people killed and 300 injured. It stirred emotions of surprise, pain, and hate like everything was a nightmare you’d want to forget once you wake up. No matter how painful everything was, Paris stood up and the people showed compassion starting with the use of the hashtag #PorteOuverte which means “open door” to offer shelter for the tourists and locals who were stranded because of the chaos. It just didn’t stop there as the world expressed their solidarity to Paris and to everyone who were greatly affected by the tragedy by lighting up their famous buildings, towers, and monuments with the colors blue, white, and red – the colors that represent the French flag. Here’s a collection showing how the world lit up with the Tricolore for France.

The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Bazar de l’Hôtel de Ville, Paris, France

Montparnasse Tower, Paris, France

Europe 1 Radio, Paris, France

Galeries Lafayette, Paris, France

Tunnel Wilbur-Wright, Le Mans, France

Disneyland Paris, France

Grande Roue de Paris, Paris, France

Palais de Justice, Lyon, France

Tour Incity, Lyon, France

Hotel de Ville, Place des Heros, Arras, France

Opera de Marseille, Marseille, France

Hôtel de Ville de Vincennes, Vincennes, France

Monument aux morts, Toulouse, France

Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo, Monaco

The London Eye, London, UK

Wembley Stadium, London, England, UK

The Corn Exchange, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England, UK

Penshaw Monument, Tyne & Wear, UK

University of York, Heslington, York, UK

Durham Cathedral, Durham, England, UK

Durham Lumiere Festival 2015, Durham, England, UK

Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland

Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway, Ireland

Cork City Hall, Cork, Ireland

Royal Palace of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Breda, Netherlands

Martinitoren, Groningen, Netherlands

Dom Tower of Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw, Poland

Norrköping Waterfall, Östergötland, Sweden

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany

Magdeburg Cathedral, Magdeburg, Germany

Christ’s Resurrection Church, Kaunas, Lithuania

Teatro Massimo, Palermo, Italy

Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy

Larnaca, Cyprus

Bratislava Castle, Bratislava, Slovakia

Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, Finland

Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria

Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai, China

Tokyo Tower, Tokyo, Japan

Komazawa Olympic Park Stadium, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, Tokyo, Japan

KL Tower, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai, India

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia

Wilson’s Outlook, Brisbane, Australia

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, Canada

Place Émilie-Gamelin, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Place des Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

High Level Bridge, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Mellon Independence Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Washington Square Park, New York City, New York, USA

Helmsley Building, New York City, New York, USA

One World Trade Center, New York City, New York, USA

Los Angeles City Hall, Los Angeles, California, USA

San Francisco City Hall, San Francsico, California, USA

San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California, USA

Dallas, Texas, USA

Union Station, Denver, Colorado, USA

Union Station and Kansas City City Hall, Missouri, USA

Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Zacatecas, Mexico

Torre Colpatria, Bogota, Colombia

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Rabin Square, Tel Aviv, Israel

In the end, Paris, together with the world, will continue to live with the Latin motto “Fluctuat Nec Mergitur” which translates to “Tossed But Not Sunk”.

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