The Seine’s waters rise on the statue of the Zouave at the Alma bridge in Paris. AFP / JOEL SAGET
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The swollen Seine River kept rising Friday, spilling into Paris streets and forcing one landmark after another to shut down as it surged to its highest levels in nearly 35 years.The Seine was expected to peak in Paris sometime later Friday at about 5 meters above normal.In addition to the Louvre, the Orsay museum, home to a renowned collection of impressionist art on the left bank of the Seine, was also closed Friday to prepare for possible flooding.France's Interior Ministry also reported the death of a 74-year-old man who fell from his horse and drowned in a river in the Seine-et-Marne region east of Paris, the second death in France.The Seine has so far risen about 4.5 meters from its typical position following days of heavy rains.
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