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Love locks: A scourge in Paris prevails in other cities

Paris became a destination for people in search of a bridge on which to hang their locks more than five years ago. It has yet to enact a citywide ban so determined tourists continue locking their love anywhere they can find space.


WHEN an estimated 45 tonnes of eternal love (roughly 700,000 padlocks) were removed from the Pont des Arts bridge in Paris on June 1, love as we knew it did not end, despite the outpouring of mourning on social media.

Love locks are alive and well in Paris and in many other