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× Paris falls silent: Sound maps show impact of confinement

PARIS --- What's that sound beneath the Eiffel Tower? It's silence --- a rare phenomenon in big cities like Paris, but one that's increasingly common now that tourism is banned and millions of people in and around the French capital are confined at home.

Some 150 monitoring stations around the Ile-de-France --- the name given to Paris and its suburbs --- have recorded an "unusual silence" since…