The London Eye lit up with the colours of the French Tricolour

The London Eye lit up with the colours of the French Tricolour


This weekend the colours of the French Tricolour and images of its famous landmark the Eiffel Tower flooded the world in respect for the victims of Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris. 

On Saturday iconic buildings in cities including Rio De Janeiro, Tel Aviv, London, Tokyo, New York and Berlin were lit up in the red, white and blue of the French flag. 

Rio de Janeiro






Millions also took to social media to show their support for the people of Paris. On Instagram a simple painting which merged a silhouette of the Eiffel Tower with a peace sign was shared by French artist Jean Jullien and reposted thousands of times with the hashtag #PrayForParis.


The artwork also appeared painted on placards at peaceful demonstrations and candelit vigils held all over the world. 

The image by Jean Jullien held up at a march in Tokyo

A tribute to the victims in Kathmandu, Nepal

Meanwhile on Facebook millions of people covered their profile pictures with a Tricolour filter to show their solidarity, including the Facebook founder himself Mark Zuckerberg. 

Today a minute's silence was also observed at 11am GMT to pay respect to the victims of the tragedy. 

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