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At Eiffel Tower, lights out earlier


PARIS — Lights on the Eiffel Tower will soon be turned off more than an hour earlier at night to save electricit­y, the Paris mayor announced Tuesday, as Russia’s war in Ukraine deepens an energy crisis in Europe.

Mayor Anne Hidalgo said the iconic tower, which is normally illuminate­d until 1 a.m., is but one of the city’s monuments and municipal buildings to be plunged into darkness earlier in the evening as the French capital — like the rest of France and Europe — faces risks of power shortages, rationing and blackouts when energy demand surges this winter.

Lights on the Eiffel Tower will be turned off at 11:45 p.m. starting Sept. 23, Hidalgo said. Other landmarks such as Saint-Jacques tower and City Hall will go dark at 10 p.m.

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