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Photo: Red lights of the Belle Époque

On this day in 1889, the Moulin Rouge cabaret opened its doors in Paris' Montmartre district. Patrons were treated to courtesans dancing the can-can, a huge dance floor, stage shows, galleries and a gigantic elephant in the garden, where men could climb inside for private shows. All classes of French society, from aristocrats to riffraff, passed beneath the iconic red windmill to enjoy the cabaret's many attractions. Photo: Moritz Hammer

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