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Cities around the world light up to support Paris after attacks

An attack on one of us is an attack on us all.


Patrick Howell O'Neill


Published Nov 13, 2015   Updated May 27, 2021, 3:52 pm CDT

Cities around the world are turning big buildings and major events red, white, and blue in tribute to Paris, which came under siege on Friday night from terror attacks that killed at least 129 people.


The tributes follow statements from world leaders including President Barack Obama, who on Friday evening condemned the attacks and pledged support for the people of France.

“This is an attack not just on Paris, it is an attack not just on the people of France,” Obama said, “but it is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values we share.”

Update 4:53pm CT, Nov. 17: The official total number of casualties from Friday night’s attack has fallen from a high of over 150 to at least 129.

Correction: An earlier version of this story included a tweet that stated that the Empire State Building was lit up in the colors of the French flag Friday night. That image was from January, after the Charlie Hebdo attacks. We regret the error. 

Photo via David Finfrock/Twitter 

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*First Published: Nov 13, 2015, 11:04 pm CST