Two joggers wearing protective masks run past a Police officer controlling a vehicle on the Concorde square in Paris, Monday, March 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
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Paris Monday resorted to drastic measures to curb sky-high pollution by banning all cars with even number plates for the first time in nearly two decades.In a move that infuriated motorist organizations, around 700 police officers were deployed at 60 checkpoints around the French capital to ensure only cars with plates ending in odd numbers were on the streets.The government decided to implement the ban Saturday after pollution particulates in the air exceeded safe levels for five straight days in Paris and neighboring areas, enveloping the Eiffel Tower in a murky haze.In Paris, authorities measure the concentration of particulates with a diameter of less than 10 microns – so-called PM10 – in the air to determine pollution levels.Last week, the concentration of PM10 particulates in the French capital's atmosphere hit a high of 180 micrograms per cubic meter.
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