Rome - Colosseum blacked out in respect of Barcelona victims

By REUTERS
August 19, 2017 03:19
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Rome dimmed the arches of its ancient Colosseum on Friday evening (August 18) as a mark of respect for those killed and injured during terror attacks in Barcelona and a Catalan seaside resort.

Once a place of bloody gladiatorial battles, the ancient amphitheater is now often used as a beacon of peace and reconciliation with it's lights turned off as a symbol of unification with the suffering of others.

The famous landmark was thrown into darkness for thirty minutes along with the Trevi fountain and the capital's town hall.

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