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No Thongs on the Pompidou Expressway! Tomorrow the F.D.R.?

10:40 AM EDT on August 1, 2006

Streestblog foreign correspondent Geoff Zink sends in this snapshot from Paris, France, where every summer since 2002 an expressway running along the River Seine has been transformed into a beach and linear park. More from Geoff on Flickr.

Today, the New York Times reports the new rules: No toplessness. No thongs. "If people want to see breasts, they should go to the Lido, or the Moulin Rouge," says Yvan Hinnemann, a manager of Paris-Plages.

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