Over 200 Landmarks Lit up in Blue on UN’s 70th Anniversary

Source: the Quint

October 24 is the anniversary of enforcement of the UN Charter in 1945 and is celebrated as UN Day.

More than 200 landmarks in 60 countries from the Pyramids in Egypt to the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Empire State Building in New York were lit up in blue — the official colour of the United Nations— on Saturday 24th October 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the world body.

The Colpatria Tower is lit up in blue to honour the 70th anniversary of the United Nations in Bogota, Colombia. (Photo: Reuters)
The Colpatria Tower is lit up in blue to honour the 70th anniversary of the United Nations in Bogota, Colombia. (Photo: Reuters)
The United Nations headquarters building is illuminated in blue to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the UN, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Photo: AP)
The United Nations headquarters building is illuminated in blue to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the UN, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Photo: AP)
Monserrate mountain and its church are lit up in blue to honor the 70th anniversary of the United Nations in Bogota, Colombia (Photo: Reuters)
Monserrate mountain and its church are lit up in blue to honor the 70th anniversary of the United Nations in Bogota, Colombia (Photo: Reuters)
The Le Royal Hotel is lit up in blue to honor the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, in Amman, Jordon. (Photo: Reuters)
The Le Royal Hotel is lit up in blue to honor the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, in Amman, Jordon. (Photo: Reuters)
New Yorkers got a sneak preview of the celebration as the UN headquarters was lit up in blue to honour the 70th anniversary of the United Nations in New York (Photo: Reuters)
New Yorkers got a sneak preview of the celebration as the UN headquarters was lit up in blue to honour the 70th anniversary of the United Nations in New York (Photo: Reuters)