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Paris wants all of you lovers to stop putting locks on its bridges

Paris is the city of lovers, but maybe a little less today. Paris bridges have long been a spot people publicly declared their love — with a lock. But a new effort seeks to stop that trend. Meanwhile, an account from the New York Review of Books looks at the day in the 2000s when the NSA metadata gathering program nearly died. That and more in today's Global Scan.

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Remember the 1986 film 'The Fly,' by David Cronenberg? Or the 1958 original, with Vincent Price? Well, now "The Fly" has landed on stage in Paris . . . as an opera. The World's Gerry Hadden caught a performance.

Music Heard on Air for June 20, 2011

Tunes spun on The World between our reports for June 20, 2011. Artists featured are: Ali Akbar Kahn, Ali Farka Toure, Ry Cooder, AfroCubism, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Generation Bass.