Tourist landmarks go dark in honour of Las Vegas victims

The lights were switched off on tourist landmarks around the world as a mark of respect for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.

At least 59 people died after Stephen Paddock fired into a country music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.

Take a look at the videos below to see the lights turn off.

Eiffel Tower, Paris

Eiffel Tower goes dark tohonor Las Vegas and Marseille victims. 2, 2017

The Paris monument also went dark in honour of the victims of a separate attack in Marseille, on Sunday, when a man fatally stabbed two women, according to the monument’s official Twitter account.

In 2015, the replica Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas’ Paris Las Vegas casino-hotel also went dark to honour the victims of the Paris attacks. One hundred and thirty people died as a result of those attacks.

Empire State Building, New York

Empire State Bldg remains darkfor victims of Las Vegas shooting. Shines orange halo for gunviolence awareness. 2, 2017

The 102-storey-high New York landmark switched off its lights on Monday night but kept a rotating orange light to highlight gun violence awareness.

Orange is the official colour of the US’s gun violence awareness campaign. It originated after the friends of a gun violence victim protested against gun violence in orange, which is what hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves from harm.

The Strip, Las Vegas

The lights of the Las VegasStrip are dark tonight in honor of the victims of last night’sshooting. 3, 2017

The city’s main road, located just yards away from the concert site, is typically known for its bright lights.

Space Needle, Seattle

VIDEO: Part of the @space_needlegoes dark to honor the victims of the Las Vegas shooting. #VegasStrong 3, 2017

An American flag atop the monument also flew at half-staff to honour the Vegas attack’s victims.