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Mon., April 21, 2014, 11:35 a.m.

Paris Eyesore?

Love locks are shown fixed on the Pont des Arts in Paris. A recent fad among travellers of hitching padlocks on bridges and at tourist attractions worldwide to symbolically immortalize their amorous attraction has swept up this reputed City of Love more than most. Now, two American-born women who live in Paris say they've had enough, launching a petition drive to try to get mostly laissez-faire city officials to step in and do something about what they call an unbearable eyesore in a majestic municipality. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Question: I recently was told by close friends that they found Paris dirty and congested during a recent visit. Have you visited Paris lately? Is it dirty?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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