Paris attacks: World monuments lit up with Tricolore in solidarity with France

The Tricolore is projected on well-known buildings around the globe following Paris terror attacks

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Countries have lit up their most iconic monuments in solidarity with France following multiple terror attacks in Paris.

The global show of respect and grief from Mexico, Brazil, London, US cities and more follows shootings in the French capital which have killed 128 people and injured another 200.

Radical Islamist terrorist group, Isis, have claimed responsibility for the attack.

The colours of the French flag were spread across Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro.

And they have been lit across the Wembley Stadium in London:

Joining in was the Kuala Lumpur Tower in Malaysia's capital.


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And the CN Tower in Toronto made its message clear too.

Standing tall over Shanghai, the Oriental Pearl Tower saw the Chinese express their solidarity with the French from afar.

Mexico City lit up both its Angel de la Independencia monument, and the Senate building, to send a message across the ocean to Europe.

The Senate building is lit up in Mexico City, November 14, 2015

Further north, meanwhile, the same colours were projected on the One World Trade Center in Manhattan in New York, which was built following the radical Islamist terrorist attack on the original buildings 14 years ago on September 11th.

One World Trade Center is lit in the Manhattan borough of New York November 13, 2015.

New York, Boston and other cities in the United States also bolstered security on Friday night after deadly gun and bomb attacks on civilians in Paris - although law enforcement officials said the beefed-up police presence was precautionary rather than a response to any specific threats.

Las Vegas also paid its respects to victims of the Paris shooting, with the replica Eiffel Tower left darkened in the entertainment city as a sign of mourning.

The Beira-Rio stadium in Porto Alegre in Brazil, home of SC Internacional, also illuminated its walls with the tricoloure.

San Francisco's City Hall has paid tribute to its sister city once more in red, blue and white.

President Holland has declared a state of emergency across France and closed all its borders.