Protestors against gay marriage mass at Eiffel Tower

Several hundred thousand people massed at the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Sunday to protest against President Francois Hollande's plan to legalise gay marriage and adoption by June.


Three columns of protesters, waving pink and blue flags showing a father, mother and two children, converged on the landmark from different meeting points. Organisers claimed a million people had protested, while police put the number at 340,000, high even in protest-prone France. (Reuters)