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USA: Empire State Building flashes red 'heartbeat' to honour COVID victims00:39

USA: Empire State Building flashes red 'heartbeat' to honour COVID victims

United States, New York City
January 20, 2021 at 05:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Empire State Building lit up flashing red to symbolise a heartbeat to honour the American COVID victims, in New York City, on Tuesday night.

The city's gesture comes as Biden Inaugural Committee hosted a memorial held at the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool in Washington DC.

Communities across the country joined in the commemoration by lighting up buildings and ringing church bells.

Nearly 400,000 people have died of coronavirus in the US since the beginning of the pandemic, the biggest tally in the world.

USA: Empire State Building flashes red 'heartbeat' to honour COVID victims00:39
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The Empire State Building lit up flashing red to symbolise a heartbeat to honour the American COVID victims, in New York City, on Tuesday night.

The city's gesture comes as Biden Inaugural Committee hosted a memorial held at the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool in Washington DC.

Communities across the country joined in the commemoration by lighting up buildings and ringing church bells.

Nearly 400,000 people have died of coronavirus in the US since the beginning of the pandemic, the biggest tally in the world.

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