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Eiffel Tower shut following strike

The Eiffel Tower has been shut by a staff strike in France that could go on for days.

Workers are protesting over the suspension of a colleague and say their action is open-ended.

A spokeswoman for Paris' most-visited tourist site would not give details other than to say a supervisor was suspended as a precautionary measure.

The tower should be open every day but has been shut several times recently by bomb alerts, heavy snow and a nationwide strike against raising the retirement age.

The tower recorded nearly seven million visits last year.

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