Skyscraper lit in Qatar Airways' colors amid dispute

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

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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.

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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.

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