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Empire State Building, world landmarks go dark to honor Squirrel Hill synagogue victims

| Sunday, October 28, 2018 5:42 p.m
Inga Sarda-Sorensen via Twitter
The Empire State Building honored the victims of the Squirrel Hill synagogue shooting Oct. 28, 2018.

Near the top of the world, the victims of the massacre at a Squirrel Hill synagogue were honored Sunday night.

The Empire State Building announced via Twitter on Sunday that its tower lights would go dark to honor the 11 killed and six wounded at Tree of Life Congregation in Squirrel Hill on Saturday.

An orange halo appeared atop the tower to shine “a light on gun violence awareness.”

Paris’ Eiffel Tower also went dark to honor the victims.

And in Jerusalem, a projection of solidarity with Pittsburgh was displayed on the Old City wall on Oct. 28.

The entire facade of Tel Aviv’s municipal building, using window lights to become a large American flag.

Robert Bowers, 46, is suspected of killing 11 and wounding six, including four police officers, when he entered Tree of Life Congregation and opened fire.

He faces 29 federal charges, 22 of which are punishable by death, U.S. Attorney Scott Brady said.

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