This file photo taken on July 14, 2016 shows an aerial view of Paris with the Seine river, the Eiffel Tower, the Trocadero, and the Montparnasse Tower. / AFP / THOMAS SAMSON
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Paris's overworked rat-catchers staged a one-day strike Tuesday, protesting outside city hall to demand reinforcements and bonuses two months after carrying out a massive cull in the French capital.The staff has shrunk by 14 in the past year and a half and only three dozen workers are deployed for rat-catching, according to the CGT union.Paris's rat population is unknown but biologists calculate that a single pair of rats could have some 15,000 descendants by the end of a year.
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