From Mumbai to Mexico to Giza: World landmarks turn blue to mark UN's 70th anniversary

More than 200 iconic monuments in nearly 60 countries lit up in blue today to mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations.

FP Staff October 26, 2015 15:53:15 IST
From Mumbai to Mexico to Giza: World landmarks turn blue to mark UN's 70th anniversary
From Mumbai to Mexico to Giza World landmarks turn blue to mark UNs 70th anniversary

The Great Wall of China is lit up in blue to mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, in Beijing, China. Reuters

From Mumbai to Mexico to Giza World landmarks turn blue to mark UNs 70th anniversary

More than 200 iconic monuments in nearly 60 countries lit up in blue today to mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations. In India, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus was lit up blue to mark the day. United Nations Information Centres / Flickr

From Mumbai to Mexico to Giza World landmarks turn blue to mark UNs 70th anniversary

Humayun's Tomb in Delhi was also blue to mark this special day. United Nations Information Centres / Flickr

From Mumbai to Mexico to Giza World landmarks turn blue to mark UNs 70th anniversary

The celebration kicked off in New Zealand and Australia with the Sydney Opera House turning blue to commemorate the UN Day. Reuters

From Mumbai to Mexico to Giza World landmarks turn blue to mark UNs 70th anniversary

The facade of the city hall on Brussels' Grand Place is illuminated in a shade of blue. From the pyramids in Egypt to the Great Wall of China, more than 300 famous buildings and historic structures have been illuminated in the UN's trademark colour in honour of the organisation which was officially established in 1945. Reuters

From Mumbai to Mexico to Giza World landmarks turn blue to mark UNs 70th anniversary

The Angel of Independence is lit up in blue as part of a United Nations global event to mark the 70th anniversary of the UN's founding, in Mexico City. Reuters

From Mumbai to Mexico to Giza World landmarks turn blue to mark UNs 70th anniversary

The Palace of Fine Arts is partially lit up in blue as part of a United Nations global event to mark the 70th anniversary of the UN's founding, in Mexico City. REUTERS

From Mumbai to Mexico to Giza World landmarks turn blue to mark UNs 70th anniversary

The Kennedy Center in Washington is lit up in blue as part of a United Nations global event to mark the 70th anniversary of the UN's founding. REUTERS

From Mumbai to Mexico to Giza World landmarks turn blue to mark UNs 70th anniversary

The arch of Bab el-Bhar, also known as the French gate, at the entrance of the medina district in Tunis is illuminated in blue light as part of a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations. REUTERS

From Mumbai to Mexico to Giza World landmarks turn blue to mark UNs 70th anniversary

The Empire State Building is illuminated by blue lights to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations in the Manhattan borough of New York City. REUTERS

From Mumbai to Mexico to Giza World landmarks turn blue to mark UNs 70th anniversary

The statue of Christ the Redeemer is lit up in blue to mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations on a foggy evening in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. REUTERS

From Mumbai to Mexico to Giza World landmarks turn blue to mark UNs 70th anniversary

The Great Pyramids and Sphinx reflect blue light during a celebration for the 70th anniversary of the United Nations in Giza, Egypt. REUTERS

From Mumbai to Mexico to Giza World landmarks turn blue to mark UNs 70th anniversary

The Amman Citadel is pictured as it is lit up in blue to mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations at the Citadel in Amman, Jordan. REUTERS

From Mumbai to Mexico to Giza World landmarks turn blue to mark UNs 70th anniversary

The moon is seen over the Roman pillars of the Temple of Hercules as it is lit up in blue to mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations at the Citadel in Amman, Jordan. Reuters

From Mumbai to Mexico to Giza World landmarks turn blue to mark UNs 70th anniversary

Students form the UN sign at a rally to honour the 70th anniversary of the United Nations in Almaty, Kazakhstan. REUTERS

From Mumbai to Mexico to Giza World landmarks turn blue to mark UNs 70th anniversary

Monserrate mountain and its church are pictured as the building is lit up in blue to honor the 70th anniversary of the United Nations in Bogota, Colombia. REUTERS

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