Syria war: Eiffel Tower blacks out for in solidarity with Aleppo civilians

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

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The monument was plunged into darkness from 8:00 pm (1900 GMT) yesterday 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.