Bella Bellucci ignites glitzy Champs-Elysees

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PARIS, Nov 23 (AFP) - Italian actress Monica Bellucci on Tuesday became the first foreign personality to switch on the Christmas lights along Paris' legendary Champs-Elysees.

PARIS, Nov 23 (AFP) - Italian actress Monica Bellucci on Tuesday became the first foreign personality to switch on the Christmas lights along Paris' legendary Champs-Elysees.

The actress, joined by city dignitaries switched on this year's illuminations. The famous tree-lined avenue will be lit up until January 4 by some 135,000 15 watt light bulbs and 6,000 sparkling lights, as well as 45 kilometres (28miles) of garlands.

The display has been financed by a committee set up in 1916 and made up of the most prestigious boutiques on the avenue.

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Subject: French News

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