How Cities Around The World Paid Tribute To The Victims Of The Barcelona Attack

The Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building, and more.

On Thursday night, cities around the world showed solidarity with Barcelona, Spain, where a deadly terrorist attack occurred earlier in the day. At least 13 people were killed and more than 100 injured when a van drove into pedestrians on Las Ramblas, a popular street. The driver is apparently still at large.

Later, police in the Spanish resort town of Cambrils reportedly shot and killed five suspects in another attack. According to the BBC, seven people, including a police officer, were injured when a car drove into them. Officials have reportedly said the two incidents are connected.


Cities around the world changed their most iconic landmarks Thursday night to pay tribute to the victims. In Paris, the Eiffel Tower went dark at 12:45 a.m. According to the Huffington Post, the tower's lights usually dim at 1 a.m. The city previously dimmed them earlier for attacks in Manchester and on London Bridge.

In New York City, the spire at One World Trade Center was lit in yellow and red for the Spanish flag, while the Empire State Building bore the blue, red, and yellow of the Catalan flag. Government buildings in cities such as Nottingham, England, meanwhile, flew flags at half mast. Tel Aviv and Toronto also showed solidarity with their own colorful tributes.

See photos from these cities below:


New York City

Tel Aviv



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