Eiffel Tower climber grabbed by police after sparking evacuation

A climber who sparked an evacuation of the Eiffel Tower is grabbed by police after clinging to the famous Paris landmark for more than six hours. IMAGES

Eiffel Tower evacuated after man climbs structure (2)

The Eiffel Tower was evacuated this afternoon after a person was spotted climbing up the Paris landmark. Rescuers could be seen near a man dressed in black who has positioned himself between two beams just under the top observation deck of the Eiffel Tower. IMAGES

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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Eiffel Tower evacuated after climber spotted on monument

The Eiffel Tower was evacuated this afternoon after a person was spotted climbing up the Paris landmark, the company that operates the structure said. IMAGES of the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower lights up for its 130th birthday

Paris’s iconic Eiffel Tower marks its 130th anniversary. Built for the 1889 World’s Fair, the tower soars to 324 metres in height and weighs 7300 tons.

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The Eiffel Tower marks its 130th birthday with a light show

A light show is held at the Eiffel Tower in Paris to celebrate the 130th anniversary of its construction. Built for the 1889 World’s Fair, towering at 324 meters and weighing 7300 tons, the Eiffel Tower attracts nearly seven million visitors every year. IMAGES

Eiffel Tower seducing tourists 130 years on

“A symbol”, “unmissable” and representative of “the strength of France”, on the eve of its 130th anniversary the Eiffel Tower remains a major draw for tourists.

Large, round, small, thin: “All Sizes” catwalk show in Paris

Large or small, round or slender: models of all sizes march past the Eiffel Tower in Paris to promote a different image of the female body than that offered by haute couture or advertising.

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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