Eiffel Tower

People enjoy skating at the open air Christmas ice rink on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower after its reopening on December 19, 2016 in Paris. The ice rink of about 200 square metres and on the first floor of the tower (57 metres above the ground) is open to the public until February 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGETJOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images

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People enjoy skating at the open air Christmas ice rink on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. Photo Joel Saget/AFP/Getty 

An armed French soldier of the 35th RAP (35e regiment d'artillerie parachutiste), part of Operation Sentinelle, patrols under at the Eiffel tower in Paris

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An armed French soldier of the 35th RAP (35e regiment d’artillerie parachutiste), part of Operation Sentinelle, patrols under at the Eiffel tower in Paris

Water rising near the statue of the Zouave and the Eiffel Tower at the Alma bridge in Paris.

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Water rising near the statue of the Zouave and the Eiffel Tower at the Alma bridge in Paris.

the Eiffel tower in central Paris through a haze of pollution.

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Eiffel Tower in central Paris through a haze of pollution. More than 30 departments in France have been hit by maximum level pollution alerts since Thursday, prompting the ecology minister to say air quality was “an emergency and a priority for the government”.

People gather on the Trocadero Square in...People gather on the Trocadero Square in front of the Eiffel Tower on a rainy day, on May 20, 2013, in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOURFRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images

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Spring in Paris: on a rainy Monday, a couple kiss on the Place du Trocadero in front of the Eiffel Tower in the west of the French capital