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World Landmarks Light Up To Honor Paris Terror Victims

One World Trade Center, Toronto's CN Tower, and other prominent buildings were illuminated in blue, white, and red late Friday and early Saturday.

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In the hours and day after terror attacks left more than 120 people dead in Paris, landmarks across the world were illuminated in blue, white, and red to honor the victims.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said his state stands in solidarity with the people of France.

The top of the Empire State Building went dark at 10 p.m. to show sympathy for the Paris victims, a building spokesperson told BuzzFeed News.

The Las Vegas version of the Eiffel Tower:

Tonight, our Eiffel Tower will remain dark in memory of the lives lost in the attacks in Paris.

Many people shared images of the original Eiffel Tower in Paris soon after the attacks, saying its lights had been turned out to honor the victims. However, in reality the tower's lights are always turned off at 1 a.m., and the images merely showed the tower during the hours when it would normally be dark.

Instead, a famous replica of the tower at the Paris Las Vegas hotel switched off its lights as a sign of respect.

San Francisco City Hall also flew the French flag Friday evening:

The Omni Hotel in Dallas:

Omni Hotel in Dallas is displaying French flag in solidarity with France.

The Washington Capitals hockey team projected the colors of the French flag in the interior of their stadium in Washington, D.C.

The National Anthem is playing, but tonight our thoughts are with Paris. 🇫🇷 #CapsFlames #PrayersForParis

Brazil's Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre, which is the home of soccer team S.C. Internacional, also lit up in the colors of the Tricolore:

Inter presta solidariedade às vítimas de ataques terroristas à capital francesa Paris. #PrayForParis

Sydney Town Hall:

Sydney Town Hall lit up in the French tricolour #Pray4Paris

CORRECTION

The hockey team in Washington, D.C., is named the Capitals. This post originally misstated their name.

CORRECTION

The Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro was illuminated on Saturday. This post originally misstated the day it was lit up.

Jim Dalrymple is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

Contact Jim Dalrymple II at jim.dalrymple@buzzfeed.com.

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