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Global landmarks go dark to honor Las Vegas shooting victims

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n a show of solidarity, global landmarks all turned out their lights to honor the victims of the Las Vegas shooting. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, Kamil Zihnioglu) n a show of solidarity, global landmarks all turned out their lights to honor the victims of the Las Vegas shooting. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, Kamil Zihnioglu)

(Meredith) – In a show of solidarity, global landmarks including the Empire State Building, Eiffel Tower, and the Space Needle, all turned out their lights Monday night to honor the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.

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The Empire State Building's official Twitter account tweeted, "Tonight our lights darken for the victims & those affected by the Las Vegas attack, w/an orange halo effect shining a light on gun violence,"

Across the sea, France was also in mourning, not only for the Las Vegas victims but for the Marseille victims as well. 

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo tweeted Monday that "Tonight we turn off the lights of the Eiffel Tower at midnight" to honor the victims of the two attacks, continuing a practice of bowing in respect to victims of horror by darkening the glittering monument that crowns the City of Light.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the stabbing deaths Sunday of two women in their early 20s at Marseille's train station and the killing of 58 at a Las Vegas concert. The FBI has refuted the group's claim to the Las Vegas shooting, saying they'd found no evidence linking the shooter to IS.

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The Space Needle also went dark, as did the Las Vegas Strip.

Celebrities, including late-night TV show hosts and President Trump, were quick to join the conversation and share their condolences with the victims and their families.

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