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Paris's mayor tweeted this powerful image of the Eiffel Tower lit up in Belgium's colors

Zack Beauchamp is a senior correspondent at Vox, where he covers ideology and challenges to democracy, both at home and abroad. Before coming to Vox in 2014, he edited TP Ideas, a section of Think Progress devoted to the ideas shaping our political world.

When the sun went down in Paris on Tuesday, the city lit up its most famous landmark in the red, yellow, and black of the Belgian flag as a gesture of solidarity with the victims of the terrorist attacks in Brussels. It's a stunning sight, especially as similar attacks hit Paris just a few months ago:

This tweet is from the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, who wrote in French, "Paris and Brussels are united. The Eiffel Tower lit up with Belgian colors." The imagery doesn't make up for the loss Belgium suffered today, but it might help Belgians feel like they aren't alone in their struggle.

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