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Paris 'love locks' removed

Close to one million locks weighing 45 tonnes are due to be cut off the Pont des Arts bridge over the next few days.

Paris city officials have started to remove padlocks symbolically fastened to one of the French capital's main bridges by loved-up couples.

Tying a "love lock" on to the Pont des Arts before throwing the key into the River Seine beneath has become a tourist tradition in recent years.

But part of the bridge's railings collapsed under the weight last year.

  • 01 Jun
  • From the section Europe