Members of the French community living in South Korea light candles at a vigil outside the French embassy in Seoul on Nov. 14, 2015.
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By Nash Jenkins
November 14, 2015

In the aftermath of Friday night’s terrorist attacks in Paris, which left at least 120 dead and scores more injured, the world has turned to the colors of France’s flag to voice solidarity with the grieving country.

Early Saturday morning, Facebook utilized its temporary profile picture function to allow users to tint their profile pictures in the hues of the flag — blue, white, and red bands collectively known as the Tricolour. Among the first to do so was Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg.

Around the world, prominent landmarks were cast in blue, white, and red: New York’s One World Trade Center; San Francisco’s City Hall; Wembley Stadium in London; the Sydney Opera House; Auckland City Museum and Sky Tower in New Zealand.

 

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