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Eiffel Tower reopens in spectacular fashion

The Eiffel Tower was bathed in blue, white and red when it reopened.
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The Eiffel Tower has reopened three days after closing because of the wave of terror attacks on Paris.

The iconic tower was lit up in the French national colours blue, red and white from sundown, like monuments the world over following the deadly attacks on Paris.

Normally visited by between 15,000 and 20,000 people a day, the tower was closed until further notice after Friday’s attacks.

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But it has now reopened and will glow with the patriotic colours for the next three evenings, the company said.

The illumination will also include the defiant Latin slogan of Paris — “Fluctuat nec mergitur” — meaning: “It is buffeted by the waves, yet remains afloat.”

The attacks prompted the company to halt the tower’s nightly illumination and hourly five-minute flashing light show.

The illumination resumed on Sunday, but without the light show, during which the tower erupts in bursts of lights, appearing to dance and float in the night.

The Sydney Opera House and the One World Trade Centre in New York have been among structures around the world to light up in blue, white and red in solidarity with France.

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