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Skyscraper lit in Qatar Airways' colors amid dispute

  • New York's Empire State Building lit up in Qatar Airway's colors amid diplomatic tensions.
  • The display on Tuesday marks the 10th anniversary of the airlines' flights to the U.S.
People look at the New York skyline with the Empire State Building lit in burgundy and white in honor of Qatar Airways and its 10th Anniversary of flying to the United States, as seen from Weehawken, New Jersey on June 27, 2017.
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People look at the New York skyline with the Empire State Building lit in burgundy and white in honor of Qatar Airways and its 10th Anniversary of flying to the United States, as seen from Weehawken, New Jersey on June 27, 2017.

The Empire State Building in New York City is lit up in burgundy and white for Qatar Airways amid a diplomatic dispute with Qatar.

The top of the Empire State Building was lit in the airlines' colors Tuesday night to recognize its 10th anniversary of flying to the United States.

Qatar Airways is the state flag carrier of Qatar, a small energy-rich nation now at the center of a diplomatic crisis with other Arab nations. The dispute has seen countries cut diplomatic ties to Qatar, as well as block air travel routes.

The Empire State Building is lit in burgundy and white in honor of Qatar Airways and its 10th Anniversary of flying to the United States, as seen from Hoboken, New Jersey on June 27, 2017.
Eduardo Munoz Alvarez | AFP | Getty Images
The Empire State Building is lit in burgundy and white in honor of Qatar Airways and its 10th Anniversary of flying to the United States, as seen from Hoboken, New Jersey on June 27, 2017.

Qatar's sovereign wealth fund in August purchased a 9.9-percent stake in the company that owns the Empire State Building for $622 million.