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One World Trade Center Lights up in Colors of French Flag

Following the tragic Paris attacks that occurred on Friday, New York City lit up the One World Trade center’s spire in blue, white, and red, in honor of the national colors of France.


“Today, and in the days ahead, New York will light One World Trade Center in blue, white and red as we stand in solemn solidarity with the people of France, just as they have done for us in our own times of tragedy,” said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in a statement released by his office.

“We join them in mourning those who were killed, and in praying for those who were injured or lost loved ones. And we continue to stand side by side with them in our commitment to a free and peaceful world,” Cuomo added.

The Hill reports:

Friday’s apparently coordinated shootings and explosions at several sites around France, which were quickly condemned as terrorism by U.S. and French leaders, were viewed as among the worst terrorist attacks on a western city since the Sept. 11, 2001, downing of the World Trade Center buildings.

“This is a heartbreaking situation, and obviously those of us here in the United States know what it’s like, we’ve gone through these kind of episodes ourselves,” Obama said earlier Friday.

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