In Wake of Paris Terror Attacks, Cities Around the World Fly French Colors


As France reeled from its worst terrorist attacks in decades, cities across the globe showed their support. 

Places from New York to Shanghai lit their iconic landmarks in the colors of the French flag — red, white and blue — to honor the at least 129 people killed and hundreds more injured in Friday night's attacks. 

Mexico City's Angel de la Independencia monument: 

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Shanghai's Oriental Pearl Tower:

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The Sydney Opera House: 

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The Taipei 101 building in Taipei, Taiwan: 

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New York City's One World Trade Center: 

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Others flew the French flag, some at half mast. 

The French embassy in Berlin: 

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The French embassy in Beijing: 

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The French consulate in New York City: 

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France was trying to make sense of the the chaos and violence that marred Paris Friday. Terrorists likely associated with the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, targeted civilians at several locations in the city, including its Stade de France, the Le Bataclan concert hall and several restaurants and bars. 

On Saturday, French President François Hollande declared three days of mourning. He called the attacks "absolute barbarity" and an "act of war." 

Nov. 14, 2015. 1:58 p.m. Eastern: This story has been updated.