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    Posted June 12, 2009 by
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    10,000 Parisians invade Place Concorde for annual picnic dinner


    10,000 Parisians participated Thursday evening in an annual summer ritual, the "Diner en Blanc" ("White Dinner"), where they take over a major landmark dressed completely in white.


    Carefully orchestrated planning results in everyone arriving at a secret location (this year was the famous Place Concorde) at a specified time.  They proceed to set up tables and chairs, light candles and pop champagne corks -- all within 10 minutes !!  Onlookers and tourists are amazed by the spectacle.


    Participants then enjoy a picnic dinner, light sparklers, and dance until 12:30 am.  As quickly as it all started, everyone packs their belongings and trash.  Nothing is left behind.


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