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On a Paris Bridge, The End of a Love Too Heavy to Bear

Workmen in Paris started pulling off hundreds of thousands of padlocks attached by lovers to the "Pont des Arts" bridge on Monday, afraid the sheer weight of the romantic tokens was putting the 19th century structure at risk. The pedestrian bridge has become a shrine for amorous tourists and Parisians alike, who seek to immortalize their love by leaving an initialled padlock attached to its metallic grid railings. "It's the end of the padlocks," deputy Paris...

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