March 22, 2016 4:57 pm
Updated: March 23, 2016 8:54 am

Brussels attacks: world monuments light up in support of Belgium


As the sun goes down in Europe, support for Belgium is pouring in after Tuesday’s deadly terror attacks in its capital.

More than 30 people died and 170 were injured during the Brussels attack, which saw explosions at the Brussels airport and the Maalbeek metro station.

Monuments across Europe, including the Eiffel Tower and Trevi Fountain, and around the world are lighting up in the colours of the Belgian flag to show support for the country, which will hold three days of national mourning.

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The Palace of Culture, right, the tallest building in the Polish capital, is lit in the colors of the Belgian flag in solidarity with the victims of the attacks in Brussels, in Warsaw, Poland, on Tuesday March 22, 2016.

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Nagyardei Stadium is illuminated with the Belgian national colours in Debrecen, 226 kms east of Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, March 22, 2016 to pay tribute to victims of the terrorist attacks committed earlier Tuesday in Brussels, the capital of Belgium. Dozens of people were killed and more than 200 injured when bombs were detonated at Brussel’s Zaventem international airport and at a metro station of the city. ()

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In Toronto, Mayor John Tory said the iconic “Toronto” sign outside city hall would be lit in black, yellow and red to remember victims of the Brussels attack, but it would be dimmed later Tuesday night to honour former mayor Rob Ford, who died earlier in the day.

The ‘Toronto’ sign was lit up in the colours of the Belgian flag after deadly terror attacks killed over 30 people in Brussels on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.

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In Belgium, people are flooding to the Place de la Bourse in the centre of Brussels to light candles and lay flowers at a memorial.

*With files from the Associated Press.

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