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November 16, 2015

This is how other cities marked the Paris attacks

By City Monitor Staff

You don’t need us to tell you about the shocking attacks in Paris last Friday. You already know, and it’s not a topic that a site like CityMetric can even begin to make sense of (although if you do want some updates, our colleagues over at the New Statesman are doing an excellent job).

But it would feel wrong somehow for us to ignore the biggest news story of the weekend altogether. So here instead are a selection of photographs, showing how cities around the world marked the attacks.

The image above, incidentally, is the Great Pyramid of Khuzu, in Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo.

Berliners leave flowers before the Brandenburg Gate. Image: Carsten Coall.


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The Burj Al-Arab Hotel, Dubai. Image: Warren Little.


The Burj Al-Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, also in Dubai. Image: Karim Sahib.


The London Eye. Image: Niklas Halle’n.


The Jet d’Eau Fountain, Geneva. Image: Fabrice Coffrini.


Madrid Town Hall. Image: Denis Doyle.


London’s National Gallery. Image: Justin Tallis.


San Francisco City Hall. Image: Josh Edelson.


Sarajevo Town Hall. Image: Elvis Barukcic. 


St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney. Image: Peter Parks.


London’s Tower Bridge. Image: Chris Ratcliffe.


Washington Square Park Arch, New York City. Image: Jewel Samad.


London’s Wembley Stadium. Image: Niklas Halle’n.


The Belém Tower, Lisbon. Image: Patricia de Melo Moreira.

All images courtesy of Getty.

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