The world is reeling from the recent explosion in Beirut that killed about 137 people and injured nearly 5,000. The blast at a portside warehouse in Lebanon’s capital city sent devastating shockwaves, causing widespread destruction. After the unfortunate incident, many heart-breaking videos and images have appeared on social media showing the extent of physical damage to the city. #PrayForLebanon and #PrayForBeirut continuously trend on social media, as people around the world joined their forces praying for the victims. Similarly, iconic and famous tourists spots from across the globe have shown their solidarity with the Lebanon victims. Some lit up with the flag of Lebanon, while others turned off the lights, mourning the unfortunate incident. From Rio’s Christ the Redeemer Statue that light up with Lebanon flag, to Eiffel Tower switching off its light show, here is how famous tourist spots from around the world have shown their support and unity with the Lebanon victims. In this article, we bring you pictures and videos of famous places, honouring the victims of the Beirut explosion. Lebanese Volunteers Search and Reunite Lost Pets With Their Owners Following the Deadly Blast.
Rio’s Christ the Redeemer Statue
— ABC News (@ABC) August 7, 2020
Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue lit up with the Lebanese flag to honour victims of the Beirut blast. A ceremony was also held, where religious leaders offered prayers for the injured, those who lost their lives and those made homeless.
Burj Khalifa in Dubai
تعازينا لأهلنا في لبنان الحبيبة! اللهم ارحم من انتقلوا إليك.. اللهم الطف بأهلها.. اللهم ألهم شعب لبنان الصبر والسلوان#BurjKhalifa lights up in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in #Lebanon pic.twitter.com/VRR00hXiUM
— Burj Khalifa (@BurjKhalifa) August 4, 2020
Dubai’s Burj Khalifa was lit up with the colours of the Lebanese flag in a gesture to show solidarity to the Lebanon victims following the explosion in the Lebanese capital.
Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt
— DNE Buzz (@Dnebuzz) August 4, 2020
The iconic pyramids in Egypt, the Great Pyramid of Giza also paid solidarity to those who lost their lives in the explosion. The pyramid lit up with the images of the Lebanese flag in a bid to express support for the people of Lebanon.
Eiffel Tower in Paris Goes Dark
— La tour Eiffel (@LaTourEiffel) August 5, 2020
The iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris went dark for an hour 5 to pay tribute to the victims of the warehouse explosion. Video captured the French landmark shows the tower’s bright lights dimming at midnight on August 6, mourning the deaths of lives lost because of the blast. Lebanon Bride, Whose Wedding Photoshoot Was Interrupted by Massive Explosion in Beirut, Says 'Lucky to be Alive' After Dramatic Video Goes Viral.
Iran’s Azadi Tower
— sanaz rezaie (@RezaieSanaz) August 5, 2020
The Azadi Tower, formerly known as the Shahyad Tower too projected the Lebanese flag on its structure. Photos show the country’s flag and #PrayersForBeirut and #PrayForLebanon, lit up in the towers.
Along with the above, other popular spots such as CN Tower in Canada as well showed its solidarity by lighting up the tower in the Lebanese flag. The blast, which flattened much of the city’s port is said to have been caused by seized explosives stored in a warehouse. The search and rescue operation is on, while families mourn the deaths of their near ones.
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