Few landmarks in the world are as famous or instantly recognizable as the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It's hard to believe that Parisians initially derided it as hideous.
The Eiffel Tower - closed to visitors since Wednesday afternoon - is to reopen on Friday after workers went on strike over unacceptably long queues at the Paris landmark.
The 3-meter-high glass and metal barrier is both bulletproof and strong enough to stop a truck on a suicide mission. France remains on a state of high alert since a series of terror attacks in 2015 left hundreds dead.
The 2010 French law banning full-face coverings in public disproportionately targets the minority of Muslim women who wear them, the UN body found. They said Paris didn't adequately explain why the ban was necessary.
The Eiffel Tower will be alive with music on Thursday as it celebrates the 300 millionth visitor to the Paris landmark since it opened in 1889.
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