Saudi Arabia's Kingdom & Faisaliah Towers Showing French Colors
  • Mon, 11/16/2015
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16 November 2015

Saudi Arabia’s iconic Kingdom Tower (pictured above) and Al-Faisaliah Tower in Riyadh lit up in the colors of French flag on Sunday, in solidarity with the victims of the Paris terror attacks. They are among some of best-known landmarks from Shanghai to New York to San Francisco which are lit up in blues, whites, and reds.

These buildings and monuments around the world projected the tri-colored flag in memory of the more than 130 people who died during and since the attacks on Friday.

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa - the world’s tallest skyscraper - along with the city’s ultra-luxurious Burj Al Arab hotel (pictured right) were both lit up in the tricolor.

In Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, a number of landmark buildings were illuminated in French flag colors, including the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium and the arch-shaped Sheikh Zayed Bridge.

Tower Bridge in London, Sydney Opera House, the 408ft spire of One World Trade Center in New York, the Empire State Building, San Francisco's City Hall, the CN Tower in Toronto and even the High Roller Ferris wheel on the Las Vegas Strip were all bathed in bold blues, whites and reds as an eloquent expression of fraternity with the French capital.

The French flag’s colors were also projected onto one of Egypt's Giza pyramids (pictured right), with a group of Egyptians lighting candles near site while waving the French and Egyptian flags.

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"Iconic towers in Saudi Arabia lit up in solidarity with Paris" Al Arabiya News November 16, 2015

"To Paris, with Love: Vigils held around the globe as the world's iconic buildings are lit up in the colours of the French tricolour to show solidarity in wake of Paris attacks" The Daily Mail UK November 14, 2015