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Paris Says Chill Out With The Love Locks Because Selfies Are More Romantic

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Paris is getting fed up couples placing padlocks on the Pont des Arts railing and tossing the keys into the river to demonstrate their undying love for each other. Romance is great and all, but the locks accumulated over the years until they weighed in at 45 tons and caused the bridge to collapse in June. The bridge had to be evacuated and closed. When the Pont des Arts became so covered in locks that there was no more space, couples moved their antics to other bridges and even started to put locks on the Eiffel Tower. French ecologists are starting to get really worried about the pollution effects of all those nasty keys that were thrown into the river. Keep reading »

“Padlocks Of Love” Being Cut Off Roman Bridge

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First Amy Poehler and Will Arnett split up, and now this. It’s not a good week for love, you guys. Since 2006, smitten couples have been decorating Rome’s Ponte Milvio bridge with padlocks to signify their eternal devotion (the craze was sparked by a novel called I Want You), but now the weight of all those love locks is threatening the ancient bridge. As of Monday, police have begun taking bolt cutters to thousands of the romantic symbols, which makes a lot of practical sense but is still kind of tragic to watch. Apparently the padlock-obsessed lovers have taken to expressing their commitment at other nearby landmarks like the railings near the Trevi Fountain, which gives a whole new meaning to the term “lock it down.” [Telegraph]

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