This empty hotel in Paris is sheltering the homeless

Asylum-seeker Ibrahim looks at the Sacre Coeur Cathedral from his room at the Hotel Avenir Montmartre in Paris, France, December 2, 2020. The hotel, deserted by tourists due to COVID-19 travel bans opens its 42 rooms to the city's homeless for 12 months with the help of French charity association Emmaus Solidarite. Picture taken December 2, 2020.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau - RC2MFK9CW7TY

The scheme aims to help break the cycle of homelessness. Image: REUTERS/Charles Platiau

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