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The French Flag Is Now Flying Above Australia's Most Iconic Landmark

For the people of Paris.

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On Saturday, NSW premier Mike Baird vowed to fly a French flag over the bridge.

I've asked for French flag to fly over the Harbour Bridge. There isn't one in the country big enough. If we cant find one, we'll make one.🇫🇷

It was raised at 11am on Sunday.

As we continue to stand with Paris, the French flag will be hoisted above the Harbour Bridge at 11am today. 🇫🇷 #PrayForParis

Various Australian buildings also lit up in blue, white and red on Saturday night to express solidarity with the people of France.

The Sydney Opera House

#Sydney Opera House comes out in solidarity with #Parisattacks

Adelaide Oval

Story Bridge, Brisbane

So heartening to see the whole world come together to support Paris. Brisbane's Story Bridge in blue, white & red

National Gallery of Victoria

Melbourne stands with #Paris at National Gallery of Victoria

Melbourne Cricket Ground

At the vigil, those gathered sang the French national anthem in solidarity.

About 15 minutes into the vigil at Martin Place those present sung the French national anthem

Lane Sainty is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney, Australia.

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