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See photos: Eiffel Tower celebrates 130th birthday with laser show

The Eiffel Tower on Wednesday celebrated its 130th birthday in Paris with a light show at the famed monument.

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The Eiffel Tower on Wednesday celebrated its 130th birthday in Paris with a light show at the famed monument. (AP)

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Built for the 1889 World's Fair, the tower - which soars to 324 metres in height and weighs 7,300 tonnes - registers nearly seven million visitors every year. (AP)

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Earlier, there were several calls for its demolition after the exhibition. However, it soon became the most iconic feature and most-visited monument in France. (AP)

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The Eiffel Tower was the tallest monument in the world for 41 years until the construction of the Chrysler Building in New York in 1930. (Reuters/File)