Eiffel Tower goes dark to mourn Beirut victims

The Eiffel Tower switched off its lights in a symbolic tribute to the victims of the warehouse explosion in Beirut. A candlelit vigil was held outside the Sacre Coeur basilica in Paris.

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Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon. No recent population census has been conducted, but 2007 estimates ranged from slightly more than 1 million to 2.2 million as part of Greater Beirut, which makes it the third-largest city in the Levant region and the fifteenth-largest in the Arab world.

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