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'Tears of joy': Eiffel Tower opens after 104 days of lockdown

Jun 25, 2020 - 8:34 PM

The famous landmark in Paris opens to tourists after its longest closure since World War II

People walk along a viewing platform at the Eiffel Tower during its partial reopening on June 25, 2020, in Paris, as France eases lockdown measures taken to curb the spread of the COVID-19 caused by the novel coronavirus. - Tourists and Parisians will again be able to admire the view of the French capital from the Eiffel Tower after a three-month closure due to the coronavirus -- but only if they take the stairs. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP)

Eiffel Tower to reopen to public on June 25

Jun 10, 2020 - 1:44 PM

The famous Paris tourist site is reopening after 3 months of closure with new ground markings, only allowing visits by the stairs

Eiffel Tower caps 'HeroesShineBright' tribute

May 03, 2020 - 12:50 PM

The 9-day #HeroesShineBright initiative started on April 24 in New York to thank all frontliners fighting COVID-19

FRONTLINERS TRIBUTE. The Eiffel Tower is seen as a backdrop to bronze statues, one dressed in a mask across her nose and mouth, emmulating the ations of many citizens protecting themselves against the novel coronavirus at the Parvis des Droits de l'Homme in Paris on May 2, 2020. Photo by Alain Jocard/AFP

Eiffel Tower evacuated after climber spotted on monument

May 20, 2019 - 11:03 PM

Police have made contact with the climber but do not yet know why he began his ascent via the iron beams

EVACUATED. This file photo shows the Eiffel Tower as seen along the skyline of the French capital Paris from the tower at the Notre Dame Cathedral on March 14, 2017. File photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

Global landmarks go dark for Earth Hour

Mar 31, 2019 - 12:23 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The Empire State Building in New York, Big Ben in London, Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong, Eiffel Tower in Paris, Opera House in Sydney, and others flick the switch for Earth Hour

EARTH HOUR. The Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and the ferris wheel are seen after their lights went out as seen from Sydney's Luna Park for the Earth Hour environmental campaign on March 30, 2019. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

The week in photos: June 16-22, 2018

Jun 23, 2018 - 12:53 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A 4-year-old Honduran girl carries a doll while walking with her immigrant mother, both released from detention through the "catch and release" policy, from a Catholic Charities relief center to a nearby bus station on June 17, 2018 in McAllen, Texas."Catch and release" is a pro Photo by Loren Elliott/AFP

The week in photos: February 3-9, 2018

Feb 10, 2018 - 1:44 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Russian conceptual artist Andrey Kuzkin performs naked and headlong near the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg, northern Germany, on February 8, 2018.The performance was part of the series "The Phenomenon of Nature or 99 Landscapes with Trees". / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Daniel Reinhardt / Germany OUT

Global landmarks lit with Belgium's colors after Brussels attacks

Mar 22, 2016 - 9:34 PM

UPDATED Landmarks around the world were bathed in black yellow and red lights – colors of the Belgian flag – as a sign of solidarity with the victims of the Brussels attack

IN SOLIDARITY. The Eiffel Tower is illuminated in the national colors of Belgium in tribute to the victims of the attacks in Belgium, in Paris, France, March 22, 2016. Ian Langsdon/EPA

Eiffel Tower sees fewer visitors after Paris attacks

Jan 19, 2016 - 10:40 PM

The Iron Lady of Paris receives 6 91 million visitors in 2015 compared with 7 1 million in 2014 according to the company that runs the 126 year old monument

Beams of light are visible atop the Eiffel Tower, as part of a light installation entitled 'Human Energy' by artist Yann Toma in Paris, France, December 6, 2015. File Photo by Ian Langsdon/EPA

The new normal: Visiting Paris after the terror attacks

Dec 16, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Despite attempts to restore normalcy after the attacks there is still an underlying sense of fear in Paris

Eiffel Tower reopens three days after Paris attacks

Nov 17, 2015 - 12:01 AM

The iconic tower has now reopened three days after terror attacks in Paris and will be lit up in the French national colors blue red and white for the next three evenings

epa03028551 The Eiffel Tower shines a spotlight over the rooftops of Paris, France, 08 December 2011. EPA/IAN LANGSDON

Eiffel Tower closed indefinitely following Paris attacks

Nov 14, 2015 - 9:54 PM

After Friday s attacks the operator decides to close the iconic monument – normally visited by up to 20 000 people a day

INDEFINITELY CLOSED. French soldiers patrol the area at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on November 14, 2015 following a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late Friday, November 13. Photo by Francois Guillot/AFP

Eiffel Tower reopens after staff walk out over pickpockets

May 23, 2015 - 9:51 AM

Paris which received 22 million visitors in 2014 according to city figures is one of the world s top tourist destinations and a mecca for tricksters and pickpockets

REOPENING. The Eiffel Tower shines a spotlight over the rooftops of Paris, France, December 8, 2011. File photo by Ian Langsdon/EPA

How not to take someone's picture

Mar 28, 2015 - 10:21 AM

When traveling it’s inevitable Someone is bound to ask you to take their picture with their phone When that happens here’s how NOT to do it

Kim, Kanye kick off pre-wedding festivities

May 24, 2014 - 6:43 PM

On Sunday May 25 guests will be flown to Florence s Fort Belvedere on private jets

Lights off for Earth Hour's global crowdfunding call

Mar 29, 2014 - 10:24 PM

Earth Hour 2014 aims to raise money for local environmental projects including providing fiberglass boat technology for Typhoon Haiyan survivors

FOR CROWDFUNDING. Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Director Marc Webb of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' attend the Earth Hour Kick-Off with Spider-Man, The First Super Hero Ambassador for Earth Hour. Photo by AFP

WebHits: Google brings you the view from the Eiffel Tower

Jul 18, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Have you always wanted to know what the view is like from the Eiffel Tower?

Entertainment wRap: Stone, Hemingway, Gandolfini

Jun 23, 2013 - 12:07 PM

A tightrope walk over Grand Canyon a Hugo Chavez film in the works late Sopranos star s honors in Sicily are some news you might have missed this week

Eiffel Tower evacuated after bomb threat

Mar 31, 2013 - 7:25 AM

Visitors to the Eiffel Tower were rushed out of the world famous monument after an anonymous phone call threatened an attack

SECURITY. People walk past police cars blocking the Eiffel Tower in Paris following an anonymous phone call announcing an attack. Photo from AFP

Notre Dame with 13.6 mn visitors tops Eiffel Tower

Jul 04, 2012 - 5:35 AM

Tourists who flocked to the most romantic city made the cathedral their top choice among spots to visit

THE NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL, also known as Notre Dame de Paris (French for 'Our Lady of Paris'). Screen grab from YouTube (pleasetakemeto.com)

Man dies after jumping from Eiffel Tower

Jun 25, 2012 - 4:52 PM

A man has committed suicide by climbing up the Eiffel Tower and jumping to his death Paris police said on Monday

Paris mulls plan to extend Eiffel Tower...downwards

Jun 15, 2012 - 10:15 PM

Paris authorities are planning to extend the Eiffel Tower downwards as above ground building would spoil the French capital s geometry