Empire State building blackout in tribute to victims of Christchurch shooting

Empire State Building blackout: New York City's tribute to the victims of the Christchurch shooting as Paris follows suit with the Eiffel Tower Iconic building remained dark in honour of the 49 dead and dozens left injured  Eiffel Tower in Paris also followed suit, dimming its lights in a somber tribute The Canadian flag also remains at half-mast on the Peace Tower in Ottawa Countries all over the world have paid tribute to the victims of the awful attack  Gunman began firing into a mosque in New Zealand during prayers last Friday 

By Rod Ardehali For Dailymail.com

Published: 06:14 GMT, 16 March 2019 | Updated: 06:14 GMT, 16 March 2019

The Empire State building remained dark this evening in an expression of sympathy for the victims of the Christchurch shooting, which left 49 dead and dozens more injured.

The iconic building, which dominates the New York City skyline, turned its lights off in a powerful symbol of mourning, pictures show.

A message on the official Empire State twitter account read: 'Our tower lights will remain dark this evening in sympathy for the victims of the shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand.'

The Empire State building remained dark this evening in an expression of sympathy for the victims of the Christchurch shooting, which left 49 dead and dozens more injured

The Empire State building remained dark this evening in an expression of sympathy for the victims of the Christchurch shooting, which left 49 dead and dozens more injured

A message on the official Empire State twitter account read: 'Our tower lights will remain dark this evening in sympathy for the victims of the shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand'

A message on the official Empire State twitter account read: 'Our tower lights will remain dark this evening in sympathy for the victims of the shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand'

Other countries across the world followed suit, with the Eiffel Tower in Paris also dimming its lights in respect for the dead

Other countries across the world followed suit, with the Eiffel Tower in Paris also dimming its lights in respect for the dead

Other countries across the world followed suit, with the Eiffel Tower in Paris also dimming its lights in respect for the dead.

Finland's congress hall shone a vivid blue to

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