Paris' love locks being removed

Paris' love locks being removed

Paris work crews with bolt cutters started removing love locks on the Pont des Arts on Monday. In a decision unlikely to cause much heartbreak except for romantic tourists, city officials plan to dump the tens of thousands of locks that festoon the famous footbridge and other monuments in the French capital.

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A worker removes padlocks attached to the railings of the Pont des Arts on June 1, 2015, in Paris.

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A Paris city employee uses a grinder to cut locks from a street lamp on the Pont des Arts in Paris.

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The tip of the Eiffel tower appears through a gap in lock-cluttered railing of the famed Pont des Arts bridge in Paris on June 1, 2015.

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A Paris city employee removes a railing loaded with locks on the Pont des Arts in Paris.

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Love locks on Pont des Arts before being removed in Paris.

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After the love locks were removed from Pont des Arts in Paris.

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Love locks attached to the Pont des Arts in Paris.

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A couple locks a padlock to the Pont des Arts on May 29, 2015, in Paris.

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Love locks cover much of the railings on Paris' famous footbridge, the Pont des Arts. A 5-foot section of the parapet collapsed under the weight last year.

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