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City of Lights

Paris's famed Avenue des Champs-Ã?lysées is all lit up for the holiday season.

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Rings of lights adorn 200 hundred trees.

The lights are programmed to cycle through 67 colors – from red and green to blue and ten shades of white.

Now if that all sounds a bit excessive in these troubled times — well, don't fret.

Organizers say a solar farm in southern France will "offset" all of the electricity needed to brighten up one of the world's most remarkable avenues.

Marco Werman gets details from Koert Vermeulen, one of the lighting designers.

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