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Paris, Toronto pay tribute to victims of Mogadishu terror attack

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Paris and Toronto have both paid tribute to the victims of Saturday’s horrific terror attack in Mogadishu in two unique ways.

The lights of the Eiffel Tower – one of the most iconic and recognizable landmarks in the world – were switched off on Monday evening in solidarity with the 300+ people killed in the country’s deadliest terror attack.

The tower’s official Twitter account announced: “I will turn myself off at midnight to pay homage to the victims of the Mogadishu attack.” Normally the Paris monument stays lit later into the night.

The Eiffel tower lights are routinely switched off to honour the victims of extremist attacks around the world. Similar acts of solidarity were shown for London, Barcelona, Tehran, Orlando, Brussels, St Petersburg, Quebec City, Manchester and Kabul.

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