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In pics: Eiffel Tower plunged into darkness in support for war-ravaged Aleppo

world Updated: Dec 15, 2016 10:27 IST
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The lights of the Eiffel Tower were switched off in support of the Syrian city of Aleppo. (AFP Photo)

The lights of the Eiffel Tower in Paris were switched off to show support for the people of the shattered Syrian city of Aleppo.

The monument was plunged into darkness from 8:00pm (1900 GMT) on Wednesday in what Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo said was a protest at the “unbearable” situation for civilians in the city where fighting raged during the day.

Rebel forces announced a new deal late on Wednesday to allow residents to be evacuated from the city.

Hidalgo said in a statement before the lights on the tower were switched off that “the final roads of Aleppo held by the opposition are being taken by the regime, creating hundreds of victims”.

A man takes a picture of the Eiffel Tower. (AFP Photo)

People look at the lights of the Eiffel Tower, which were switched off, in Paris. (AFP Photo)

Several hundred people demonstrated in Paris on Wednesday in support of Aleppo’s residents, an AFP journalist reported.

Some of the protesters wore a piece of red clothing to symbolise the blood spilled in the fierce battle for Syria’s second city.

A man kneels at candles reading Aleppo during a gathering in a show of support for Syrians. (AP Photo)

A woman holds a poster reading "I'm Aleppo" during a gathering in a show of support for Aleppo citizens, in Paris. (AP Photo)