The eyes of all Paris were on Andre Louis Gody, a 17-foot Zouave who stands heroically in effigy beneath the Pont de 1'Alma, where Emperor Napoleon III put him nearly 100 years ago to honor a victory in the Crimea. When the river waters swirl around Gody's calves, Parisians know that the Seine is in flood. Last week the water reached well above Gody's elbows. As the floodwaters poured down into the city, raising the river crest to nearly seven meters above normal, all of Paris' quais were engulfed. The priceless works on the ground floor of the

Louvre were...

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