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Lovers' locks vanish in Paris


The Pont des Arts has become a Mecca for lovers in Paris, the city of romance.

It is a tradition to leave metal locks there, as a sign of a couple's enduring love for each other.

But local authorities have taken exception to the practice.

Tasmin Lucia Khan reports.


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