Campaign calls for Paris 'love locks' to be banned

Better to have loved and locked? Padlocks left by couples on the Pont des Arts in Paris. Photograph: Alamy For some they are a symbol of everlasting love. For others they are a rusting eyesore. But now the "love locks" – padlocks engraved with the names of lovers – that line the rails of Paris's bridges may have met their match, as a campaign takes off to have them banned.

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