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Going for gold: Eiffel Tower gets Olympic facelift

By AFP
06 February 2021   |   8:36 am
A ton of paint here, a load of scraping there - as she nears her 132nd birthday, France's 'Iron Lady' is being treated to the biggest makeover of her life, to put her best arch forward in Paris 2024.

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