Monuments light up for Paris

Cities around the world light up for Paris

Iconic monuments have been lit up across the world while French flags have been lowered to half-mast to pay tribute to victims of yesterday evening's terror attack in and around Paris. See pictures here. 

Sydney's opera house - getty

A series of co-ordinated attacks have occurred in around Paris - including at least two restaurants and the Stade de France - leaving at least 150 people dead and dozens injured. 

In a statement posted online, the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attacks - threatening further attacks against the country. 

World leaders including Iran's President Rouhani, US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron have condemned the terror attack and have offered security assistance. 

It is yet to be determined whether any South Africans were injured. 

Monuments including the Eiffel Tower, the Cristo Redentor and World Trade Centre have lit up in white, blue and red in solidarity with France. See pictures below. 

Sydney Opera House - getty

(Above : Sydney's Opera House lights up in Blue, White and Red - Getty Images)

San Francisco City Hall - Facebook

(Above: San Francisco City Hall in the colours of the French flag - Facebook/San Francisco City Hall)

Canadia National Tower - Facebook

(Above: The landmark Canadian National Tower also lit up in solidarity - Facebook/Jaqui Johal)

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