World monuments turn blue for UN Day
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Hundreds of landmark monuments, buildings, museums and bridges in more than 45 countries around the world turned blue to celebrate 70 years of the United Nations in October 2015
A portion of the Great Wall of China, in Badaling.  Photograph: Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

World monuments turn blue for UN Day – in pictures

A portion of the Great Wall of China, in Badaling. Photograph: Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

The Chhatrapati Shivaji rail terminus in Mumbai, India  Photograph: Imago/Barcroft Media/Hindustan Times

World monuments turn blue for UN Day – in pictures

The Chhatrapati Shivaji rail terminus in Mumbai, India Photograph: Imago/Barcroft Media/Hindustan Times

Sydney Opera House, Australia.  Photograph: Xinhua /Landov / Barcroft Media

World monuments turn blue for UN Day – in pictures

Sydney Opera House, Australia. Photograph: Xinhua /Landov / Barcroft Media

The Bolte bridge, Melbourne, Australia.  Photograph: Imago/Barcroft Media/Hindustan Times

World monuments turn blue for UN Day – in pictures

The Bolte bridge, Melbourne, Australia. Photograph: Imago/Barcroft Media/Hindustan Times

Students form a UN tribute in Almaty, Kazakhstan.  Photograph: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters

World monuments turn blue for UN Day – in pictures

The Amman Citadel, Jordan.  Photograph: Raad Adayleh/AP

World monuments turn blue for UN Day – in pictures

Marking the anniversary of the UN. The Amman Citadel is lit up in blue, the official color of the United Nations, marking the anniversary of the UN, Saturday, Oct.

The Tree of Life, Milan, Italy.  Photograph: Stefano Porta/EPA

World monuments turn blue for UN Day – in pictures

City hall in Seoul, South Korea.  Photograph: Xinhua /Landov / Barcroft Media

World monuments turn blue for UN Day – in pictures

City hall in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Xinhua /Landov / Barcroft Media

Gediminas Castle in Vilnius, Lithuania.  Photograph: Petras Malukas/AFP/Getty Images

World monuments turn blue for UN Day – in pictures

Gediminas Castle in Vilnius, Lithuania. Photograph: Petras Malukas/AFP/Getty Images

The Great Pyramids and Sphinx in Giza, Egypt  Photograph: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images

World monuments turn blue for UN Day – in pictures

The Great Pyramids and Sphinx in Giza, Egypt Photograph: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images

The Colpatria Tower in Bogota, Colombia.  Photograph: Fernando Vergara/AP

World monuments turn blue for UN Day – in pictures

The Colpatria Tower in Bogota, Colombia. Photograph: Fernando Vergara/AP

The Kennedy Centre in Washington, US.  Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

World monuments turn blue for UN Day – in pictures

The Kennedy Centre in Washington, US. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

The Cibeles Palace in Madrid, Spain  Photograph: Emilio Naranjo/EPA

World monuments turn blue for UN Day – in pictures

The Cibeles Palace in Madrid, Spain Photograph: Emilio Naranjo/EPA

The Heydar Aliyev Centre in in Baku, Azerbaijan  Photograph: Pacific Press / Barcroft India

World monuments turn blue for UN Day – in pictures

The Heydar Aliyev Centre in in Baku, Azerbaijan Photograph: Pacific Press / Barcroft India

The Angel of Independence in Mexico City, Mexico.  Photograph: Reuters

World monuments turn blue for UN Day – in pictures

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