World Monuments Illuminated With Britain's Union Flag in Tribute to Manchester Victims

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by Barney Henderson, The Daily Telegraph, May 23, 2017

Monuments around the world have been lit up in the Union flag in tribute to the Manchester terror attack victims.

Dubai: Burj Khalifa

Berlin: Brandenburg gate

"Horrific news from Manchester! Our thoughts are with our British friends. United we stand," German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel said in a tweet.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her "sorrow and horror" over the bomb attack in Manchester, vowing that Germany will stand by Britain in the fight against terror.

"This suspected terrorist attack will only strengthen our resolve to work with our British friends against those who plan and execute such inhuman acts. I assure the people in Britain: Germany stands by your side," she said in a statement.

It is the second time this year the landmark has been illuminated with blue, red and white, after it was similarly illuminated in solidarity with London following the Westminster terrorist attack.

Tel Aviv: Municipality

Abu Dhabi: Adnoc Group HQ

Paris - Eiffel Tower

Paris is to turn out the lights on the Eiffel Tower from midnight in memory of the victims, announces mayor Anne Hidalgo.

"By targeting Manchester the terrorists wanted to strike our common values: our unbending attachment to democracy, freedom, humanism and living together. Faced with this blind and persistent threat, cities must have a united front."

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