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Jun 1, 2015

Bye bye ‘love locks’ from Pont des Arts bridge in Paris

Bye bye ‘love locks’ from Pont des Arts bridge in Paris

Lovers visiting Paris will soon have to find a new way of expressing their affections now that the city has decided to remove locks from its famed Pont des Arts, aka "Love Lock," bridge. The bridge is closed from June 1 to June 8 and the padlocks which hang on the bridge will be removed by city municipal employees. A city hall campaign to save the bridges of Paris from the weight of hundreds of thousands of brass "love locks" has not checked the ardour of droves of tourists, who continue to view the City of Light as the City of Love. Iron grills lining the bridges have since 2008 been increasingly covered by brass locks purporting to symbolize the unending love of visiting tourists.

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A recently-married couple from Poland, Dominika and Bartek Mieczkowski, embrace near "love locks" on the Pont de Arts in Paris JOHN SCHULTS/REUTERS

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A recently-married couple from Poland, Dominika and Bartek Mieczkowski, sit near near "love locks" on the Pont de Arts in Paris JOHN SCHULTS/REUTERS

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A recently-married couple from Poland, Dominika and Bartek Mieczkowski, sit near in front of "love locks" on the Pont de Arts in Paris JOHN SCHULTS/REUTERS

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A recently-married couple from Poland, Dominika and Bartek Mieczkowski, kiss as they sit in front of "love locks" on the Pont de Arts in Paris JOHN SCHULTS/REUTERS

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City municipal employees secure barriers which will be used for the closure of the Pont des Arts over the River Seine in Paris JOHN SCHULTS/REUTERS

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A close-up picture shows "love locks" which are attached to an iron grill on the Pont de Arts over the River Seine in Paris JOHN SCHULTS/REUTERS

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A young tourist touches "love locks" which are attached to an iron grill on a path leading to the Pont de Arts over the River Seine in Paris JOHN SCHULTS/REUTERS

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A sign indicates the closure to remove "love locks" on the Pont de Arts over the River Seine in Paris JOHN SCHULTS/REUTERS

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City municipal employees remove iron grills covered with "lovelocks" on the Pont des Arts which crosses over the River Seine in Paris PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS

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City municipal employees lower iron grills covered with "love locks" into a truck after they were removed from the Pont des Arts in Paris PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS

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City municipal employees lower iron grills covered with "love locks" into a truck after they were removed from the Pont des Arts in Paris PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS

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City municipal employees lower iron grills covered with "love locks" into a truck after they were removed from the Pont des Arts in Paris PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS

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City municipal employees lower iron grills covered with "love locks" into a truck after they were removed from the Pont des Arts in Paris PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS

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