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Paris removes all 'love locks' from bridge

By chinadaily.com.cn
Paris removes all 'love locks' from bridge
Municipal employees remove barriers thick with "love padlocks" on the Pont des Arts on June 1, 2015 in Paris, France. Yellow-vested officials were out early Monday morning on the city's iconic Pont des Arts, wielding cutting equipment to free the padlocks, while a handful of curious tourists looked on. Paris, known worldwide as the city of romance, on Monday began the heart-breaking process of removing nearly one million "love locks", padlocks chained to the city's bridges by love-struck couples. ( Photo / IC)
Paris removes all 'love locks' from bridge
A worker removes locks from the Pont des Arts bridge in Paris on June 1, 2015. After an extended debate, French officials began removing the locks, attached by tourists as a symbol of love, due to the risk the weight of the locks poses to the structural integrity of the bridge. ( Photo / IC)

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