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Taylor Swift fans descend on Paris for 'City of Lover' concert

Donning face paint and holding glittery signs, fans of Taylor Swift flocked to Paris on Monday for the American pop star's 'City of Lover' concert.

Taylor Swift concert

Tickets for the concert, which is Taylor Swift's only performance promoting her new album 'Lover,' were not for sale, but were distributed through contests worldwide.

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Taylor Swift concert

Fans who won tickets in competitions online, through radio stations and music companies, came from as far away as Japan and Mexico to see Swift perform at the French capital's Olympia Music Hall.

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Taylor Swift concert

Donning face paint and holding glittery signs, fans of Taylor Swift flocked to Paris on Monday for the American pop star's 'City of Lover' concert.

(Photograph:Reuters)

Taylor Swift concert

Hoping to catch a glimpse of Swift as she arrived, some hopeful fans, who colloquially call themselves Swifties, had come to the venue without having tickets to the concert.

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Taylor Swift concert

Taylor Swift's new album has already broken records in China, with over one million total streams, downloads and sales within a week of its release.

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Taylor Swift concert

"We are very sad because we have four friends standing in the back from Germany who don't have tickets," 28-year old Finne told Reuters TV. "So, we're happy for us but we're very sad we can't share this experience with them."

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Taylor Swift concert

Swift's album's combined total sales made it China's most-consumed full-length international album ever in its first week.

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