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Berlin flies the union flag as world stands in solidarity with London

BERLIN’S Brandenburg Gate was lit up in the colours of the union flag last night as messages of support and solidarity for London poured in from around the world.

In Madrid, a minute’s silence was held on the parliament steps, and in Paris lights at the Eiffel Tower were turned off.

At the Vatican, Pope Francis sent a telegram, saying he was ‘deeply saddened’. Russia’s Vladimir Putin wrote to Theresa May, calling the attack ‘treacherous and cynical’.

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, which represents 57 countries, condemned the attack. And the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council described it as ‘incompatible with values and principles of humanity.’

In Edinburgh, flags were at half-mast as Nicola Sturgeon spoke of her ‘shock and sadness’. Turkey and Iran also sent messages of support.