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Photos: On Thursday, Atlanta turned blue to honor essential workers

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As the sun set on Thursday evening, several of Atlanta’s landmarks, including Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the SkyView Ferris wheel, Truist Park, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and Colony Square, glowed brightly in blue as part of the national #LightItBlue event. The event, which saw landmarks from the Empire State Building to L.A.’s Staples Center switch on the blue bulbs, is part of #MakeItBlue, an effort that originally started in the United Kingdom as a way for citizens and businesses to pay tribute to those fighting COVID-19 in the country’s National Healthcare System—hence the color blue. Check out photos below of Atlanta’s display.