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World Lit In Blue For United Nations 70th Anniversary

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More than 200 heritage buildings around the world have turned blue to observe UN Day on its 70th anniversary. The blue light is lit up to promote Peace, development and human right. The global celebration started with New Zealand then to rest of the world. On October 24, 1945 UN was formed and is celebrated as UN Day.
'Giza' - Egypt
[caption id="attachment_140962" align="aligncenter" width="700"]The Sphinx and the historical site of the Giza Pyramids, Cairo, Egypt (AP Photo/Amr Nabil) The Sphinx and the historical site of the Giza Pyramids, Cairo, Egypt (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)[/caption]
'Angel of Independence' - Mexico
[caption id="attachment_140963" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Mexico's iconic Angel of Independence monument in blue, Mexico City, (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte) Mexico's iconic Angel of Independence monument in blue, Mexico City, (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)[/caption]
'Revolution Monument' - Mexico City
[caption id="attachment_140965" align="aligncenter" width="700"]The Revolution Monument lit in blue to mark the anniversary of United Nations, in Mexico City, (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte) The Revolution Monument lit in blue to mark the anniversary of United Nations, in Mexico City, (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)[/caption]
'Colpatria Tower' - Colombia
[caption id="attachment_140966" align="aligncenter" width="700"]The Colpatria Tower , Bogota, Colombia lit in blue (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara) The Colpatria Tower , Bogota, Colombia lit in blue (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)[/caption]
'Madrid's Town Hall' - Spain
[caption id="attachment_140967" align="aligncenter" width="700"]People cross the street in front of Madrid's town hall illuminated with blue light (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza) People cross the street in front of Madrid's town hall illuminated with blue light (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)[/caption]
'Crest of Monserrate Mountain' - Colombia
[caption id="attachment_140969" align="aligncenter" width="700"]The church and monastery on the crest of Monserrate mountain to mark the 70th anniversary (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara) The church and monastery on the crest of Monserrate mountain to mark the 70th anniversary (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)[/caption]
'Borobudur Temple' - Indonesia
[caption id="attachment_140970" align="aligncenter" width="700"]The blue light illuminates the 9th-century Borobudur Temple to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations (AP Photo) The blue light illuminates the 9th-century Borobudur Temple to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations (AP Photo)[/caption]
'Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque' - Abu Dhabi
[caption id="attachment_140971" align="aligncenter" width="700"]The domes of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque are lit in the blue hues of the United Nation's logo in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili) The domes of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque are lit in the blue hues of the United Nation's logo in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)[/caption]
'Sydney Opera' - Australia
[caption id="attachment_140973" align="aligncenter" width="700"]The Sydney Opera house is lit up in blue in Sydney, Australia (AP Photo/Rob Griffith) The Sydney Opera house is lit up in blue in Sydney, Australia (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)[/caption]
‘Supertrees’ - Singapore
[caption id="attachment_140975" align="aligncenter" width="700"]A visitor poses for a picture with the ‘supertrees’ at Singapore's gardens (AP Photo/Joseph Nair) A visitor poses for a picture with the ‘supertrees’ at Singapore's gardens (AP Photo/Joseph Nair)[/caption]
'Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus' - Mumbai
[caption id="attachment_140976" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus was lit up in blue to mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus was lit up in blue to mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations.[/caption]