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Eiffel Tower fenced off to guard against terror attacks

A series of terror attacks since 2015 has left France on high alert and prompted officials to undertake various security upgrades. That includes enhanced security around one of the world's most recognized structures.

France's most iconic symbol is getting a wrap-around fencing that will protect the 1,063 foot (324 meters) tower from an array of potential terror attacks. The thick, bullet-proof, glass is not only intended to guard against gun fire but is supposed to be strong enough keep suicide-minded truck drivers from reaching the tower's base.