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Tourists rejoice! Paris may dig under Eiffel Tower

PARIS (Reuters) - The hours-long wait endured by hordes of tourists visiting the Eiffel Tower each year could become less painful if Paris presses forward with plans to move ticket counters and queuing underground, beneath the monument's giant feet.Full story

App for leaving your virtual mark at physical places

Imagine standing at the Eiffel Tower and being able to see messages and videos overlaid through your smartphone from all visitors who have come before you. Full story

Paris mayor slams Russian church due near Eiffel Tower

Paris Mayor Bernard Delanoe has described a Russian Orthodox church to be built along the River Seine as an example of "hodgepodge architecture" not worthy to be on display near the Eiffel Tower. Full story

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  Twin Tower replicas frame Eiffel Tower

Replicas of the Twin Towers have been built in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower in Paris as part of a ceremony to remember the victims of 9/11. Msnbc.com's Al Stirrett reports.

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