Eiffel Tower up in lights for essential workers tribute | AFP

Portraits of nurses, doctors and other essential workers are being projected in front of the Eiffel Tower in a tribute to those facing additional risks during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Large French flag hangs from Eiffel Tower to mark 75 years since end of World War II | AFP

A large French flag flies above the first level of the Eiffel Tower as part of the annual 8 May commemorations. This year marks 75 years since the end of the Second World War in Europe but ceremonies have had to be scaled back and held without the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. IMAGES

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Here’s the latest for Sunday, May 3: Russia’s new virus cases exceed 10,000; Little economic relief expected as Iceland lifts lockdown; Venezuelan officials say they foiled attempted invasion; Eiffel Tower shines in honor of frontline workers. (May 3)

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Tourist hotspot Trocadero lies deserted on 44th day of confinement | AFP

It’s rare to stand in front of the Eiffel Tower without a crowd of people surrounding you, but the few Parisians out and about on Trocadero esplanade have managed exactly that. On the 44th day of a nationwide lockdown, the site lies practically deserted. IMAGES

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Tourist hotspot Trocadero lies deserted on 31st day of confinement | AFP

With its unrivalled view of the Eiffel Tower, the Trocadero esplanade is one of Paris’ tourist hotspots. But on the 31st day of lockdown in France, the site lies practically deserted. IMAGES

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Coronavirus: Paris lockdown leaves landmarks abandoned | AFP

On its 24th day of lockdown, Paris has turned into a ghost city. Gone are the crowds of tourists flocking to the Louvre or the Eiffel Tower, gone are the traffic jams filling the narrow streets and wide boulevards alike. But the city’s famous landmarks are standing proud, even if there’s no one to admire them.

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On This Day: 31 March 1889

Paris’ iconic Eiffel Tower was completed. (March 31)

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France: Eiffel Tower says ‘Merci’ to healthcare workers fighting COVID-19 | AFP

The Eiffel Tower pays tribute with a special light show spelling “Merci” to France’s healthcare workers, who are on the frontline of the coronavirus fight. IMAGES

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Coronavirus: Eiffel Tower says “Thank You” to crisis responders | AFP

Paris’s Eiffel Tower pays tribute to the people mobilised in the face of the coronavirus crisis with a glittering message reading “Merci” (Thank You), also advising people between 2000 and 2300 local time to “stay at home”. IMAGES

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Coronavirus: area near Eiffel Tower deserted on 10th day of containment | AFP

On the 10th day of confinement in Paris, the area near the Eiffel Tower is empty, after being closed for almost a week as a result of the coronavirus epidemic. IMAGES

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Tracking shots of deserted Paris streets amid coronavirus confinement | AFP

On the second day of confinement, to which France is subjected in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the streets of Paris are virtually empty. From the Eiffel Tower to Châtelet, via the Place de la Concorde and the Rue de Rivoli, a stroll through a deserted capital. IMAGES in tracking shots

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Eiffel Tower closes because of coronavirus | AFP

The Eiffel Tower in Paris closes to the public until further notice because of the coronavirus, as France’s cases climbed to over 3,600, with 79 deaths. IMAGES of the Eiffel tower two hours before its closure

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Here’s the latest for Tuesday, December 17th: Trump sends letter to House Speaker Pelosi; New Jersey detective slain honored at funeral; Mississippi man whose murder conviction overturned released on bail; Eiffel Tower closed due to strikes.

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Tourists empathise as strike forces closure of Eiffel Tower | AFP

At the Eiffel Tower, closed exceptionally due to a nationwide strike over pension reforms, tourists are disappointed but many empathise with the trade unions’ decision to strike. COMPLETES VIDI1MT7L1_EN

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Eiffel Tower lights out to mark fight against abuse of women | AFP

The lights of the Eiffel Tower are switched off for one minute at midnight to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. IMAGES

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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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