France Pays Tribute To Nelson Mandela By Lighting Up The Eiffel Tower With His Name (VIDEO)

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The Eiffel Tower in Paris lights up in the colors of the South African flag and beams Nelson Mandela's name in tribute to the anti-apartheid leader.

The Eiffel Tower in Paris lights up in the colors of the South African flag and beams Nelson Mandela's name in tribute to the anti-apartheid leader.

Standing at 324 metres (1,063 feet) tall, the Eiffel Tower is one of world's the most visited monuments.

A ceremony will take place at the "square for human rights" at the Trocadero, opposite the Eiffel Tower on Sunday, the day of Mandela's funeral, in which Parisians are invited to light candles to pay respect to the Nobel peace laureate.

Mandela will be buried on Sunday in Qunu, his ancestral home in the rural Eastern Cape province, 700 km (450 miles) south of Johannesburg.

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