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Los Angeles, Paris mayors talk climate, homeless, Olympics

LOS ANGELES — The mayors of Paris and Los Angeles met Tuesday ahead of a global climate summit to memorialize the victims of the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. and to talk about the commonalities between the two cities in an increasingly divided world.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo attended a 9/11 memorial ceremony in Los Angeles and then helped pack lunches for the needy.

Afterward, they spoke of how much Paris and Los Angeles have in common: an affordable housing crisis, increasing homelessness, a commitment to combat climate change, and preparations to host the Olympics in the next decade.

Garcetti also announced that Los Angeles will send a group of community college students from poor backgrounds to Paris next summer to “bring our countries even closer together.”