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How the World’s Landmarks Honor the Queen

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-serving monarch, died aged 96 at Balmoral Castle on Thursday, ending a reign that spanned seven decades. Condolences and tributes for the Queen have poured in from all corners of the world with several world leaders like new British Prime Minister Liz Truss, US President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi mourning her “irreparable loss”.

The Union Jack flag across the UK was lowered, as is customary, to mourn the Queen. Moments after the flag was lowered at Windsor Castle, a rainbow briefly appeared behind it, captured by mourners outside the castle.

Several other world monuments have also paid tribute to the late Queen.

The White House flag was lowered following a statement by President Joe Biden. “In respect to the memory of Queen Elizabeth II, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, I hereby command let the flag of the United States be flown at half mast in the White House and on all public buildings and grounds,” he said.

The Empire State Building in New York was lit up in purple and silver to honor the Queen’s life and legacy. “Tonight, the lights on our tower will glow purple and twinkle silver to honor the life and legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” the building’s official Twitter account said.

The Eiffel Tower in Paris went dark Thursday at midnight. He announced that in honor of the Queen he would turn off his lights at midnight on Twitter.

The London Eye also announced that it would dim its lights at sunset on Thursday evening to honor the Queen.

In Tel Aviv, Israel, the Union Jack was displayed on the facade of City Hall to honor the Queen. The building was lit in the colors of the flag “in solidarity with the British people as they mourn his passing”.

In New Zealand, the Auckland War Memorial Museum has lowered the country’s flag. The country also announced that all flags on government buildings would be flown at half-mast to mark the Queen’s passing, according to a report by Things.

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