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Paris Makes Public Transport Free As Pollution Veils City Of Light

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Photo taken on March 11, 2014 shows the Eiffel tower and Paris' roofs through a haze of pollution. | PATRICK KOVARIK via Getty Images

Paris authorities said Thursday they would make public transport free for three days to encourage drivers to leave their vehicles behind due to severe pollution.

Jean-Paul Huchon, head of the organisation that oversees transport in Paris and neighbouring areas, said transport would be free from Friday morning to Sunday evening due to the "significant risks to the health of residents."

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