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Odd Places to Spend the Night

Haven't you always wanted to sleep in a rusty car lofted over Amsterdam?

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Attention Ladies of Paris: It Just Became Legal for You to Wear Pants

More than 200 years after it was initially drafted, the law was repealed. By a lady. Who may or may not have been wearing pants.

The View from the Shard

When a View Costs More Than Dinner

Observation decks can be good business, and The Shard in London hopes to cash in.

Paris 1914

Those Old Color Photographs of Paris You've Been Seeing? Not Quite Real.

Here's what the originals look like.

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Paris's Power Squatters

How a band of dedicated housing activists got the French government's attention (and participation).

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Stunt of the Day: Can This Guy Get Off a Train at One Metro Stop and Catch It at the Next?

Man against machine.

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Awesome Images of the Day: Streetview Kaleidoscope

The world like you've never seen it before.

Bianca Bosker

Why We Shouldn't Mock the Idea of an Eiffel Tower in Hangzhou

There are serious cultural reference points to be found in China's obsession with 'duplitecture.'

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Deal of the Day: Free Rides in Los Angeles, London, But Not New York

We'll take a cup of kindness yet, for Auld Lang Syne.

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Urban Fabric of the Day: City Quilts

The city is getting soft.

Happy Holidays From Cities Around the World

Public spaces decked out in the season's finest.

In Paris, a Wall of 'I Love You's'

Two artists cover a Montmartre wall with more than 200 expressions of adoration.

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Mass Transit Improvement of the Day: 24 New Tram Stations in Paris

The French capital's third tramway extension in a month.

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The City of Lights Is About to Go Dark

Starting in 2013, Paris will shut off all neon lights between 1 and 7 a.m. Will it kill the city's famous nightlife?

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9 Years Later, Nobody Misses the Concorde

In hindsight, supersonic commercial travel turned out to be a very brief period in the history of aviation.

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Hitler Pond to Judas Creek: A Brief History of Controversial Place Names

As Russia considers reviving "Stalingrad," we scan the map for other unsavory historical figures.

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How France Built Inequality Into Its Cities

Planners have created isolated urban enclaves that keep the country’s immigrant population separate.

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Inside the International Fight Over the Paris Skyline

Moscow is reportedly putting diplomatic pressure on French President Francois Hollande to allow an orthodox cathedral near the Seine.

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Can You Tell a City By Its Blocks?

What if blocks could be extracted, stripped of all but their essential form, and lined up for inspection? Would we know a place by the sum of its parts?