Egyptian pyramid honors victims of attacks in Paris, Beirut and Sinai plane crash

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Egyptian authorities on Sunday projected the flags of France, Russia and Lebanon onto an ancient pyramid on the outskirts of Cairo in the wake of coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night, The Mosocw Times reports.

The images were projected onto the Great Pyramid of Giza, the most ancient of the Seven Wonders of the World at more than 4,500 years old. A candlelight vigil was held at the foot of the pyramid in solidarity with the victims of the recent tragedies in the three countries.

Paris was targeted on Friday by coordinated suicide bombings and shootings in a wave of violence claimed by the Islamic State terrorist group. At least 130 people were killed in the attacks and hundreds more were injured.

A day earlier, twin suicide bombings in Lebanon’s capital Beirut killed 43 people in a Shiite neighborhood.

The attacks followed the crash of an Airbus A321 over Egypt’s Sinai peninsula late last month, in which all 224 people on board, mostly Russian citizens, were killed.

Western leaders have said the plane crash was likely caused by a bomb aboard the aircraft, but Russian authorities have said it is too early to draw any definitive conclusions.

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