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Facebook turns blue, white and red

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FACEBOOK users have shown support for the French people in the wake of the Paris massacre with profile pictures and news feeds turning blue, white and red.

No doubt it is the most colourful that your Facebook has been since gay marriage became legal in the US and users adopted a rainbow filter on their profile pictures.

Trend ... I Cry for Paris started trending on social media. Picture: Supplied

Trend … I Cry for Paris started trending on social media. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

Anyone who wants to add a filter to their profile picture should simply go to www.facebook.com/facebook. The top post should have a “try it” button which unlocks the filter.

Popular ... Social media started sharing this Pray for Paris image. Picture: Supplied

Popular … Social media started sharing this Pray for Paris image. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

In the wake of a tragedy on this sort of scale, people often take to social media to share their sorrow and support.

In addition to the blue, white and red filter that Facebook is offering many people have been sharing the Pray for Paris design and the Eiffel Tower peace sign. I Cry for Paris also started trending.

Iconic ... The Eiffel Tower helps make up the peace symbol. Picture: Supplied

Iconic … The Eiffel Tower helps make up the peace symbol. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

Cities across the world have also adopted the tricolour of France’s flag to show their support for the people of Paris.

The Sydney Opera House looked spectacular, as did Christ the Redeemer in Brazil.

True colours ... Cities across the world have gone blue, white and red in support of France. Picture: Supplied

True colours … Cities across the world have gone blue, white and red in support of France. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

Cities from Taipei to New York also adopted the new colour scheme.

France has now started three official days of mourning following the spate of attacks across Paris which left at least 128 people dead and dozens injured.

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Spectacular ... The sails of the Sydney Opera House are illuminated in the colours of the French flag. Picture: Getty

Spectacular … The sails of the Sydney Opera House are illuminated in the colours of the French flag. Picture: GettySource:Getty Images