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AAA  Sep. 13, 2017 2:13 PM ET
Heavy rains take fizz out of Paris celebrations
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Police officers patrol on the Trocadero plaza that overlooks the Eiffel Tower, ahead of the vote in Lima, Peru, awarding the 2024 Games to the French capital, France, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. Paris is certain of getting the 2024 Olympics so it has been able to plan its celebrations in advance. Paris officials will unveil a display of the Olympic rings at the Trocadero plaza when the International Olympic Committee will confirm the award later Wednesday. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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(AP) — Heavy rains took the fizz out of Paris' Olympic celebrations.

The Eiffel Tower had its head in the clouds and a small crowd on the other side of the River Seine huddled under umbrellas in front of a big television to watch the International Olympic Committee announce in Lima, Peru, on Wednesday that the French capital will host the games in 2024.

Olympic rings were then unveiled on the Trocadero plaza overlooking the Eiffel Tower, which lit up in sparkling lights in celebration.

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