Australia lights up in support of terror victims

PHOTO: Richard Dobson / Twitter

PHOTO: Richard Dobson / Twitter

Australian landmarks were illuminated in the colours of the French flag overnight in a show of solidarity following the terror attacks in Paris that killed more than 120 people and injured many more.

As Paris turned out their lights in a show of mourning, the rest of the world united to light them again.


In New South Wales, the sails of the iconic Sydney Opera House were illuminated in the colours red, white and blue.

In Queensland, the lights on the Story Bridge in Brisbane were switched, while in Victoria, the colours were beamed onto several landmark buildings across Melbourne.

National Gallery in Melbourne PHOTO: Tony Gough ‏/ @heraldsunphoto

National Gallery in Melbourne PHOTO: Tony Gough ‏/ @heraldsunphoto Twitter

Melbourne Cricket Ground PHOTO: Steph Harris ‏@StephHarris26

Melbourne Cricket Ground PHOTO: Steph Harris ‏/ @StephHarris26 Twitter

Australia was just one of the many countries to light up their landmarks in solidarity with France, with splashes of red, white and blue appearing in cities around the world.

In New York, the 408-foot spire on top of the new One World Trade Centre building – constructed after a terrorist attack levelled the original World Trade Centre towers in 2001 – was last night glowing red, white and blue.

Meanwhile in Paris, the dazzling lights of the Eiffel Tower have been switched off in memory of the terror victims.

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