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This is taken from the viewing platform of the Tianjin Radio Tower... as you can see there was some snow the night before.

The padlocks are 'love locks.' A couple buys a pair of padlocks and puts them on the wire mesh, to symbolise their love. There are a few places in China where this happens and the padlocks stay there for a very long time. I've been told they stay for so long that some of the padlocks belong to couples who would have died already.

If you look closely, some of the groups of padlocks have three or even four locks. Whether this means the couple are part of a bizarre love triangle or it just means they have a kid, I don't know!

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