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TERROR IN PARIS
THE CITY OF LIGHTS: IN SHOW OF UNITY, WORLD'S LANDMARKS GLOW TO SUPPORT PARIS, AS EIFELL TOWER TURNED OFF ITS LIGHTS WHILE UNDER ATTACK



NOVEMBER 13 -PARIS, THE CITY OF LIGHTS: After a series of deadly terror attacks rocked the city of Paris on Friday evening, the EIFFEL Tower turned off its lights while notable monuments and buildings throughout the Western Hemisphere assumed the colors of the French flag in support of the City of Light. SEE MORE PHOTOS...,READ RELATED -Paris’ EarthCam shows that at approximately 4 p.m. ET on Nov. 13, the Eiffel Tower turned off its lights., RELATED, Eiffel Tower re-opens after Paris attacks with French tricolor emblazoned on monument....

ALSO: Dubai monuments among few not lit up in solidarity with Paris


NOVEMBER 13 --TWITTERS FROM DUBAI...
Residents of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, regarded as one of the most global and influential cities in the Middle East, were quick to note on social media however that the Burj Al Arab had not joined in. @LloydMathias tweeted a picture of the world monuments wearing the French colours with the message: "I hope the @BurjKhalifa @BurjAlArab take the cue! Paris". @1DUpdatesDubai tweeted: "@Atthetop_tweets To pay respect to all those in France going through a hard time, can we light up Burj Khalifa?" @AlphhZero appealed directly to the ruler of Dubai on social media and tweeted: "@HHShkMohd @HamdanMohammed please show your support to France and light up Burj Khalifa with the colors of the french flag. We are all one." @ChaiKarak tweeted: "@BurjKhalifa Most of the Global monuments has shown solidarity with France. Any plans for Burj Khalifa to do so?" @SerMonkey tweeted: "It would be nice if @BurjKhalifa had France's flag for 3 days." Eventually, late on Saturday, Burj Khalifa gave in to public pressure on Twitter and posted a graphic of the Eiffel Tower with the message: "To our friends in Paris, our hearts and thoughts are with you. prayforparis. BurjKhalifa." The most famous building in the Middle East, however, remained lit up in its usual colours at the time of writing, conspicuously refusing to join in the global solidarity with France against the extremist terror attacks in Paris. The operators of the Burj Khalifa tower have been contacted for comment. READ FROM BEGINNING OF REPORT...

ALSO AND THEN: World’s Tallest Skyscraper Lit Up in Solidarity With France


NOVEMBER 15 -Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world, is seen lit up in blue, white and red, the colours of the French national flag, following the Paris attacks, in Dubai Ahmed Jadallah—Reuters
Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world, is seen lit up in the colors of the French national flag following the Paris attacks, in Dubai Nov. 15, 2015. The Burj Khalifa in Dubai went red, white and blue on Sunday The world’s tallest skyscraper has been lit up in tribute to France and those killed in the attacks in Paris. The top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai was illuminated in the red, white and blue of the French flag. Other landmark buildings in the United Arab Emirates, including the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab building, also paid tribute with lights on their facade in those colors. Leaders from across the Muslim world have expressed their condolences over the attacks, with Saudi King Salman sending French President Francois Hollande a cable Saturday saying that such attacks are “unaccepted by any religion and international norms.” THE FULL REPORT.

ALSO: Paris Attacks Prompt Statement of Solidarity From Russia Russian foreign ministry says, ‘Your pain is our pain.’


NOVEMBER 13 -MARIA ZAKHAROVA, Director of the Information and Press Department at Ministry of States Foreign Affairs of Russia VIEW ON FACEBOOK --Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences to France following the terror attacks in Paris, the news agency Interfax quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying. “Russia strongly condemns these inhuman murders and is ready to provide any assistance in the investigation of these terrorist offenses,” Mr. Peskov said, according to Interfax. The spokeswoman for Russia’s foreign ministry relayed a statement of solidarity with France early Saturday morning after news broke of the attacks in Paris. “I’m reading terrible news from Paris,” said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova in a Facebook statement posted around 1:30 a.m. Moscow time. “The number of casualties from explosions and gunfire is rising.” Added Ms. Zakharova: “Parisians, France, we’re with you! Stay strong. Your pain is our pain.” Write to Nathan Hodge at nathan.hodge@wsj.com THE FULL REPORT

ALSO Huffington Post Commentary: After Paris Attacks, the West Needs to Join with Russia, Iran and Syria to Fight This Evil


NOVEMBER 15 -By Jacques Attali: Headshot Jacques Attali Former top aide to French President Francois Mitterrand; Founding president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; President of PlaNet Finance HUFFINGTON POAT FILE PARIS -- One wonders why it has taken so long for France to understand that the unification of a world without the rule of law could only lead to the spread of chaos. Yet, every year the chaos is more and more visible. It has settled gradually, inexorably, planetarily and now spectacularly and loudly on many fronts -- economic, social, ecological, political, military, ideological.
In such a world, autarkic, national solutions make less and less sense. Do we imagine France alone can now engage this battle that erupted on its streets on Nov. 13, and less than a year ago in the attacks on Charlie Hebdo? As long as we do not create the conditions for an alliance of all the forces of good, across the planet, against those of evil, the disorder can only grow and the worst violence will increase in our streets, committed by the victims of chaos elsewhere. There are thousands of definitions in history of good and evil. Today, the evil is terrorism, wherever it comes from. Facing that evil, the "good" must be defined in a modest way: bringing together all those opposed to evil, even if we have much to otherwise criticize in our chosen allies. To achieve this, we urgently need to apply a number of simple principles which are long overdue but have not been practiced due to weakness, naivety, ignorance, cowardice and procrastination in the face of the mounting facts. First, we need to stop opposing Russia, Iran and even Syria, even though we do not approve of their behavior, because we are objective allies in this conflict. READ MORE...

ALSO ON VIDEO: Coldplay cover John Lennon's 'Imagine' - Pray For Paris


NOVEMBER 18 -PHOTO OF Chris Martin of Coldplay performing on Sept. 18, 2015 in Las Vegas. Denise Truscello/WireImage 0 0 0
Coldplay has paid tribute to the people of Paris with an acoustic performance of John Lennon’s "Imagine."
The British four-piece opened their show with Lennon’s classic 1971 song when they performed at Los Angeles' Belasco Theatre for a show scaled-back show in light of the terrorist attacks on the French capital. Coldplay, which is on the comeback trail with their upcoming seventh and final album, A Head Full of Dreams, due Dec. 4, canceled the planned live stream for TIDAL & KROQ and reportedly played a string of older songs included “Sparks,” Yellow,” “Us Against The World” and “Fix You”. "We’ll play a short set of old material so that your journey isn’t wasted," the band said in a statement ahead of their Belasco Theatre show. "We send our love and prayers to the people of Paris. Love Coldplay." At least 129 are reported dead following attacks Friday at various sites around Paris, including a massacre at Le Bataclan theater, where Eagles of Death Metal was due to perform. A pianist, who’s since been identified as 34-year-old Davide Martello, delivered a moving performance of "Imagine" outside Le Bataclan on the weekend, footage of which has gone viral. FULL REPORT, WATCH EMBEDDED VIDEO...


READ FULL MEDIA REPORTS HERE:

In a Show of Unity, World’s Landmarks Glow to Support Paris


PARIS, THE CITY OF LIGHTS PHOTO FROM THE TELEGRAPH, UK

MANILA, NOVEMBER 23, 2015 (DISCOVERY.COM) posted: 11/13/15 - After a series of deadly terror attacks rocked the city of Paris on Friday evening, notable monuments and buildings throughout the Western Hemisphere assumed the colors of the French flag in support of the City of Light.


Dublin's Convention Centre Was Lit In The French Colours Last Night In A Show Of Solidarity. 
Giuseppe Milo via Flickr


CITY HALL IN SAN FRANCISCO, USA (TWITTER #SFGATE)


One World Trade is lit in blue, white and red in solidarity with the people of France after Paris attacks. 9:31 PM - 13 Nov 2015 ABC News ✔ @ABC


SENATE BUILDING IN MEXICO CITY CNN USA PHOTO


CN Tower, TORONTO sign wear red-white-and-blue for Paris | Toronto Star


AUCKLAND MUSEUM IN NEW ZEALAND CNN USA PHOTO


JERUSALEM OLD CITY WALLS CNN USA PHOTO


THE PEACE BRIDGE, CANADA-USA BORDER, BUFFALO, NY CNN USA PHOTO


TOKYO SKYTREE, JAPAN CNN USA PHOTO


ESTONIA'S GOVERNMENT BUILDING IN TALLIN CNN USA PHOTO


TOWER BRIDGE IN LONDON CNN USA PHOTO


THE WHITE TOWER SYMBOL OF THE CITY OF THESSALONIKI IN GREECE CNN USA PHOTO


BRANDENBURG GATE IN BERLIN CNN USA PHOTO


ORIENTAL PEARL TOWER IN SHANGHAI, CHINA CNN USA PHOTO


AUSTRALIA'S SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE CNN USA PHOTO


TAIPEI 101 BUILDING IN TAIWAN CNN USA PHOTO

VIEW ALL 25 PHOTOS HER: http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/14/world/paris-attacks-tributes-irpt/

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RELATED FROM HOLLYWOODLIFE.COM

Paris’ EarthCam shows that at approximately 4 p.m. ET on Nov. 13, the Eiffel Tower turned off its lights.


EIFFEL TOWER AFTER PARIS CAME UNDER ATTACK - PARIS' EARTHCAM

This happened after Paris came under attack, during which at least 153 people were killed by deadly terrorists.

Plus, former Vice President Al Gore cancelled his 24-hour climate telethon, which was going on in the iconic monument at the time of the attacks.

It seems appropriate for the Eiffel Tower to turn of its lights as the country is in mourning. So many Parisians were killed in deadly attacks on the monument’s soil.

And Al Gore pulled the plug on his telethon, five hours into the 24-hour event.

Elton John and Bon Jovi were slated to play at the event, and Duran Duran had already performed before the attacks, according to The Wrap.

“Out of solidarity with the French people and the City of Paris, we have decided to suspend our broadcast of 24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth. Our thoughts are with all who have been affected and the entire nation of France,” Al Gore said in a statement, following the attacks. “We send our condolences to the families of those who have been killed or injured.”

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RELATED FROM EXPRESS.CO.UK

Eiffel Tower re-opens after Paris attacks with French tricolor emblazoned on monument By PETER HENN PUBLISHED: 20:45, Mon, Nov 16, 2015 | UPDATED: 20:55, Mon, Nov 16, 2015


The Eiffel Tower in the colours of the French flag

IT’S the internationally recognised symbol of Paris.

4 Eiffel TowerGETTY IMAGES The Eiffel Tower in the colours of the French flag And now the Eiffel Tower is showing its true colours in a statement of patriotic defiance.

The structure, which had its lights dimmed in the wake of Friday night’s atrocities, has reopened after being closed over the weekend and is now lit up in the red white and blue of the French flag.


Eiffel Tower peace symbol goes viral to honour victims of Paris...


NOVEMBER 17 -Armed police officers have arrived at Wembley Stadium ahead of tonight's emotionally charged friendly football match between England and France. Eyes of the world turn to Wembley as France take on England. Eiffel TowerAP

The monument, which was opened to the public 116 years ago, will stay lit up in the colours of the Tricoleur for the next three days.

The monument, which was opened to the public 116 years ago,
will stay lit up in the colours of the Tricoleur for the next three days.

In doing so, it is reflecting the solidarity shown to Paris, where 129 people were murdered at clubs, bars, the Stade de France and the Bataclan music venue.


Eiffel TowerAP
Paris' motto “Fluctuat nec mergitur,” means ,'It is hit (or tossed) by waves but does not sink'

In London, Tower Bridge, the National Gallery, Tower Bridge and the Wembley Arch were all lit up red white and blue.

And the Sydney Opera House, Rio’s Christ the Redeemer Statue, the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, and New York City’s Empire State Building were among those doing the same.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks - and French president Francois Hollande has said France is now at war with the Islamic State.


CHINA DAILY ONLINE POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2015

Dubai monuments among few not lit up in solidarity with Paris China News.Net Saturday 14th November, 2015



DUBAI, UAE - Following the Paris terror attacks Saturday in which 129 people were killed and 352 wounded by gunmen linked to ISIS, national landmarks across the world have been lit up in the French colours, with Dubai a noticeable exception.

From New Zealand to Brazil, iconic monuments were flying the French tricolour Saturday night.

The Angel de la Independencia monument in Mexico City, Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, the Wembley Stadium in London, the Kuala Lumpur Tower in Malaysia's capital, the CN Tower in Toronto, even the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai, were all lit up in red, while and blue.

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

The Sydney Opera House in Australia's capital was lit up in the tricolour, as was the San Francisco City Hall, in solidarity with its sister city.

FROM DUBAI...

Residents of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, regarded as one of the most global and influential cities in the Middle East, were quick to note on social media however that the Burj Al Arab had not joined in.

@LloydMathias tweeted a picture of the world monuments wearing the French colours with the message: "I hope the @BurjKhalifa @BurjAlArab take the cue! Paris".

@1DUpdatesDubai tweeted: "@Atthetop_tweets To pay respect to all those in France going through a hard time, can we light up Burj Khalifa?"

@AlphhZero appealed directly to the ruler of Dubai on social media and tweeted: "@HHShkMohd @HamdanMohammed please show your support to France and light up Burj Khalifa with the colors of the french flag. We are all one."

@ChaiKarak tweeted: "@BurjKhalifa Most of the Global monuments has shown solidarity with France. Any plans for Burj Khalifa to do so?"

@SerMonkey tweeted: "It would be nice if @BurjKhalifa had France's flag for 3 days."

Eventually, late on Saturday, Burj Khalifa gave in to public pressure on Twitter and posted a graphic of the Eiffel Tower with the message: "To our friends in Paris, our hearts and thoughts are with you. prayforparis. BurjKhalifa."

The most famous building in the Middle East, however, remained lit up in its usual colours at the time of writing, conspicuously refusing to join in the global solidarity with France against the extremist terror attacks in Paris.

The operators of the Burj Khalifa tower have been contacted for comment.


TIME ONLINE POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2015

World’s Tallest Skyscraper Lit Up in Solidarity With France
Associated Press Nov. 15, 2015


Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world, is seen lit up in blue, white and red, the colours of the French national flag, following the Paris attacks, in Dubai
Ahmed Jadallah—Reuters

Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world, is seen lit up in the colors of the French national flag following the Paris attacks, in Dubai Nov. 15, 2015.
The Burj Khalifa in Dubai went red, white and blue on Sunday

The world’s tallest skyscraper has been lit up in tribute to France and those killed in the attacks in Paris.

The top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai was illuminated in the red, white and blue of the French flag. Other landmark buildings in the United Arab Emirates, including the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab building, also paid tribute with lights on their facade in those colors.

Leaders from across the Muslim world have expressed their condolences over the attacks, with Saudi King Salman sending French President Francois Hollande a cable Saturday saying that such attacks are “unaccepted by any religion and international norms.”


WALL STREET JOURNAL

Paris Attacks Prompt Statement of Solidarity From Russia Russian foreign ministry says, ‘Your pain is our pain.’ By NATHAN HODGE Updated Nov. 13, 2015 6:54 p.m. ET 8 COMMENTS


MARIA ZAKHAROVA, Director of the Information and Press Department at Ministry of States Foreign Affairs of Russia VIEW ON FACEBOOK

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences to France following the terror attacks in Paris, the news agency Interfax quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying.

“Russia strongly condemns these inhuman murders and is ready to provide any assistance in the investigation of these terrorist offenses,” Mr. Peskov said, according to Interfax.

The spokeswoman for Russia’s foreign ministry relayed a statement of solidarity with France early Saturday morning after news broke of the attacks in Paris.

“I’m reading terrible news from Paris,” said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova in a Facebook statement posted around 1:30 a.m. Moscow time. “The number of casualties from explosions and gunfire is rising.”

Added Ms. Zakharova: “Parisians, France, we’re with you! Stay strong. Your pain is our pain.”

Write to Nathan Hodge at nathan.hodge@wsj.com


HUFFINGTON POST ONLINE

After Paris Attacks, the West Needs to Join with Russia, Iran and Syria to Fight This Evil Posted: 11/15/2015 3:24 pm EST Updated: 11/15/2015 3:59 pm EST


By Jacques Attali Headshot Jacques Attali Become a fan Former top aide to French President Francois Mitterrand; Founding president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; President of PlaNet Finance

PARIS -- One wonders why it has taken so long for France to understand that the unification of a world without the rule of law could only lead to the spread of chaos.

Yet, every year the chaos is more and more visible. It has settled gradually, inexorably, planetarily and now spectacularly and loudly on many fronts -- economic, social, ecological, political, military, ideological.

In such a world, autarkic, national solutions make less and less sense. Do we imagine France alone can now engage this battle that erupted on its streets on Nov. 13, and less than a year ago in the attacks on Charlie Hebdo?

As long as we do not create the conditions for an alliance of all the forces of good, across the planet, against those of evil, the disorder can only grow and the worst violence will increase in our streets, committed by the victims of chaos elsewhere.

There are thousands of definitions in history of good and evil. Today, the evil is terrorism, wherever it comes from. Facing that evil, the "good" must be defined in a modest way: bringing together all those opposed to evil, even if we have much to otherwise criticize in our chosen allies.

To achieve this, we urgently need to apply a number of simple principles which are long overdue but have not been practiced due to weakness, naivety, ignorance, cowardice and procrastination in the face of the mounting facts.

First, we need to stop opposing Russia, Iran and even Syria, even though we do not approve of their behavior, because we are objective allies in this conflict.

READ MORE...

Then we need to unite the forces of all these countries in this common struggle just as the forces of civilization coalesced in World War II. Without Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill never would have won the war against Hitler.

Further, NATO today must be transformed to fight the distributed nature of today's terrorism and not another Cold War. It needs to gather together all the enemies of our enemies to face the new threats.

And Europe, more than ever, needs to develop a strong arm in its defense capacity.

Finally, and most importantly, we must realize that this battle will not be won only by professionals, as necessary as they are, but by the mobilization of the entire people in defense of our values.

And for that, it is still necessary that those values are taught in school so that our citizens want to fight for them. In this new battle, we need to restore military service as a permanent citizen mobilization so there is a widespread capacity for civic defense.

Above all, we need the practice in France of a clear, coherent discourse, explaining what we believe and why.

It should not be up to the president of the United States to always offer inspiring words after some disaster.

Starting today, maybe we'll finally decide to review everything in the light of this battle which will determine everything else going forward.

As we should have done a long time ago, we need now to rethink our defense budget, police and education system and how it all fits together in these fraught times.

This "rethink" should condition the next regional elections and shape the policies of candidates for the next presidential election. In particular, it should determine our foreign policy and our European policy.

But we need to hurry up. The nightmare of Nov. 13 shows us the costs of time already lost.


YOU TUBE

Coldplay cover John Lennon's 'Imagine' - Pray For Paris

 
https://youtu.be/BGZm4oIWO-4?t=87


Chris Martin of Coldplay performs on Sept. 18, 2015 in Las Vegas. Denise Truscello/WireImage 0 0 0

Coldplay has paid tribute to the people of Paris with an acoustic performance of John Lennon’s "Imagine."

The British four-piece opened their show with Lennon’s classic 1971 song when they performed at Los Angeles' Belasco Theatre for a show scaled-back show in light of the terrorist attacks on the French capital.

Coldplay, which is on the comeback trail with their upcoming seventh and final album, A Head Full of Dreams, due Dec. 4, canceled the planned live stream for TIDAL & KROQ and reportedly played a string of older songs included “Sparks,” Yellow,” “Us Against The World” and “Fix You”. "We’ll play a short set of old material so that your journey isn’t wasted," the band said in a statement ahead of their Belasco Theatre show. "We send our love and prayers to the people of Paris. Love Coldplay."

At least 129 are reported dead following attacks Friday at various sites around Paris, including a massacre at Le Bataclan theater, where Eagles of Death Metal was due to perform.

A pianist, who’s since been identified as 34-year-old Davide Martello, delivered a moving performance of "Imagine" outside Le Bataclan on the weekend, footage of which has gone viral.


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