12/05/2008 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Eiffel Tower Sparkles for Obama

In partnership with the French Committee of Support for Barack Obama, French and European citizens came together with Americans and other nationalities last night on the Esplanade of Trocadéro to release a red, white, and blue barrage of balloons in support of the election of Barack Obama.

The Eiffel Tower sparkled in the background as a special show for Obama. The French capital is abuzz with this American election.

Video by Beth Arnold

Beth Arnold lives and writes in Paris, where she voted via absentee ballot. To see more of her work, go to