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WATCH: The Eiffel Tower lights up in the colors of the Ukrainian flag

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Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, people around the world expressed their support for the Eastern European nation in a way fitting for 2022. Turkish football fans are engaged in anti-Kremlin chanting while the Taliban have called for a “peaceful” resolution between the two sides.

In the French style, the Parisians illuminated the Eiffel Tower, symbol of the European city, with the blue and gold of the Ukrainian flag.

A video of the lighting was posted on Reddit on February 25, 2022, where at the time of this writing it had been upvoted over 1,300 times. Meanwhile, a 16-minute video shared by British publication The Independent was recorded live, showing Paris’ Eiffel Tower lighting up as a way of expressing the nation’s support for Ukraine.

In a Twitter post, the British newspaper The telegraph reported that the light display was made at the request of Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo. French President Emmanuel Macron also voiced his support for Ukraine, announcing that the nation will respond without weakness to Russia’s “act of war” against its neighboring nation.

From the Empire State Building in New York to the London Eye, social media users around the world have been posting photos of some of the world’s best-known landmarks lit up in blue and yellow. We’ve posted a roundup of cities around the world below:

London Eye in London, United Kingdom

Trafalgar Square in London, UK

Empire State Building in New York, USA

Veliko Tarnova in Bulgaria

St George’s Hall in Liverpool, UK

Bradenberg Gate in Berlin, Germany

Mole Antonelliana in Turin

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