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Gum returns to famed Seattle wall

Posted at 11:23 AM, Nov 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-17 14:23:24-05

SEATTLE (AP) — Chewing gum once again adorns Seattle's famed gum wall less than a week after it was steamed clean of 20 years' worth of old chewing gum.

Seattlepi.com reports a flash mob met Saturday to leave their gum behind on the wall in the city's Pike Place Market. The group made a peace sign with the Eiffel Tower in the middle to honor Paris after Friday's terror attacks.

Last Tuesday powerful steam cleaners melted off an estimated 1 million pieces of gum from the wall, which hadn't been cleaned in 20 years. Market officials said they had expected people to continue leaving their gum after the cleaning.

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