SLIDESHOW: The Empire State Building in Color

The iconic Empire State Building is lit in white most nights, but nearly every week the skyscraper gets splashed with color to honor holidays, heroes and a few celebrations besides.

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    Red for China

    Sept. 9: The Empire State Building is lit in red and yellow to honor the 60th anniversary of China's communist revolution and the founding of the People's Republic of China.
    AP
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    Independence Day

    The Empire State Building, seen from across the East River in the Queens borough of New York, is backlit by shells exploding over the Hudson River on Independence Day, July 4, 2009 in New York.
    AP
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    St. Patrick's Day

    The Empire State Building is lit with green lights during St. Patrick's Day in New York March 17, 2009.
    Reuters
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    Memorial Day

    The Empire State Building is bathed in red, white and blue on May 22, 2009 in tribute to Fleet Week and Memorial Day.
    AP
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    Remembering Fallen Heroes

    The Empire State Building, seen  is lit red, white and blue, honoring those who lost lives in terrorist attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001.
    AP
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    Election Day

    New York City's Empire State Building has its sides lit in red for Republican John McCain and blue for Democrat Barack Obama, on election night, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008.
    AP
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    View of the Top

    New York City's Empire State Building, seen here on June 26, 2004, rises into the evening sky with its customary white light, as seen from Jersey City, N.J. 
    AP
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    Lit up for Great Britain

    The Empire State building lit up to celebrate British Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee, in New York City.
    AP
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    Gay Pride Week

    New York City's Empire State Building shines in lavender and white for New York's Gay Pride Week.
    AP
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