A newly wed couple rest on the Pont des Arts in Paris, Wednesday April 16, 2014. 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.
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A newly wed couple rest on the Pont des Arts in Paris, Wednesday April 16, 2014. 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.

Aesthetics-minded Americans decry Paris love locks

The Associated Press

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PARIS — Without love, what is Paris? And yet what is a trip to Paris without unfettered vistas of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or Notre Dame from bridges over the River Seine?

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