A huge sculpture by US artist Jeff Koons that was gifted at the request of a former American ambassador as a tribute to the victims of the Paris terror attacks in 2015 was installed on the iconic Champs-Elysees on Friday.

Paris mayor, Anne Hidalgo, said in a speech she was calm in the face of a storm that was set off when the gift was first announced in 2016. “Because for me it was normal to react like this," she said. EFE-EPA