Pink Eiffel tower to kick off breast cancer awareness month | AFP

France kicks off the breast cancer awareness month by lighting the Eiffel Tower pink, followed by a free concert by British singer Dido and French singer Catherine Ringer, of the pop-rock group Rita Mitsouko. IMAGES

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Parisians and visitors cool down in French capital fountains | AFP

Parisians and visitors attempt to cool down by dousing themselves in water in the French capital’s fountains near Trocadéro, across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower. A dog is seen frolicking in the water as well. Temperatures are expected to reach 40° C later in the week. IMAGES.

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Thill-seekers take zipline ride off Eiffel Tower

Volunteers jumped off a platform hanging from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower on Tuesday for a thrilling ride down a 2,600 foot zipline. (May 28)

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Climber attempts to scale Eiffel Tower in Paris

The Eiffel Tower has been closed to visitors after a person has tried to scale it. A rescuer, seen in orange clothing, also scaled the building to assist the climber, who is wearing black clothing. (May 20)

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Here are the top stories for Wed., May 15th: Ala. bill to outlaw abortions signed by governor; Pilot escapes serious injury in NYC chopper crash; Divide over Iran grows between the U.S. and Europe, Eiffel Tower celebrates a birthday.

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Eiffel Tower goes dark honouring Sri Lanka attacks victims

The Eiffel Tower switched off its lights at midnight in Paris, commemorating people killed in attacks on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka.

People, as well as those of Sri Lankan origin, attended a night vigil in the Trocadero area of the city, lighting candles for the victims, with Buddhi Athauda, an ambassador of Sri Lanka in France also present at the event.

At least 290 people were killed in a series of blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, updated casualty figures confirm. The government plans to hold a security council meeting to assess the threat level in the country.

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Today in History for March 31st

Highlights of Today in History: President Lyndon Johnson announces that he isn’t running for re-election; Flag first unfurled on top of Eiffel Tower; Terry Schiavo dies; Oklahoma debuts on Broadway. (March 31)

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New life breathed into Champs Elysees fountains

Awestruck tourists are among the privileged observers at a roundabout near the Champs Elysees and Eiffel Tower, where six new fountains – made from crystal and bronze – were installed and in operation ahead of their official inauguration on March 21. The fountains were designed by brothers Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec and fully financed by private donors.

Prepping for Valentine’s Day in a luxury Paris hotel

Champagne, candles, flowers…and a view of the Eiffel Tower – it doesn’t get any more romantic than spending Valentine’s Day in Paris. At luxury hotel Le Bristol, preparations are already in full swing – and some love birds made reservations at their three Michelin-starred restaurant nearly a year ahead.